In this unique evening combining film, photography, and family dynamics, writer, director, actor, and filmmaker Lena Dunham joins her mother, visual artist and filmmaker Laurie Simmons, for a creative, free-ranging discussion. Since the 1970s, Simmons has been a formidable presence in the art world, releasing the feature film The Music of Regret in 2006. Dunham—with the success of her Emmy-nominated television series Girls and feature film Tiny Furniture (2010), starring her mother and her sister— has become one of her generation’s most celebrated talents.

Art and entertainment critic Joyce Kulhawik engages these artistic minds in conversation, revealing insights both comic and poignant into their creative processes, work, and relationship.

Tiny Furniture screens Wednesday, February 6, and Saturday, February 9. Join Lena Dunham for a discussion following the February 6 screening. To view film times, locations, and prices, click here for February 6 and here for February 9. 


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Ticketing desk hours: Mon, Tue, Sat, and Sun, 10 am–4:15 pm; and Wed–Fri, 10 am–9:15 pm

A video feed of the lecture will occur simultaneously in the Druker Classroom (160). Free tickets available beginning at 5pm on the day of the event, in person only.

Lena Dunham and Laurie Simmons: Mother and Daughter: The Voices of Two Generations

Next Session: This event is closed.
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Remis Auditorium, 161
$40MFA members, seniors, and students
Ticket Purchase Required
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