Celebrating the convergence of the film and fashion industries, specialized French fest A Shaded View on Fashion Film Festival (ASVOFF) will be bowing in New York in March, with works by Bruce Weber, Mike Figgis, and Stuart Blumberg unspooling. Special tribute will also be paid to Jerry Schatzberg’s 1970 cult pic “Puzzle of a Downfall Child,” which starred Faye Dunaway as a former fashion model on a downward spiral.
Founded and headed by Paris-based fashion journalist Diane Pernet, the event, now at its sixth edition, is held annually at the Centre Pompidou in Paris and has several satellite editions, including Rome, London, and Bilbao. The first American ASVOFF spin-off will be held on March 14 and 15, thanks to a partnership between Gallic luxury-to-lifestyle conglomerate Kering and French Institute Alliance Francaise. Screenings will take place at New York’s Tinker Auditorium and Florence Gould Hall.
Pernet will hold an onstage conversation with Figgis about his “The 4 Dreams of Miss X” series of online shorts shot for lingerie house Agent Provocateur which mark supermodel Kate Moss’s acting debut.
Weber’s docu about transgender models “Brothers, Sisters, Sons & Daughters,” from Barney’s Spring 2014 campaign, and Blumberg’s lesbian divorce short “She Said, She Said,” (pictured) with Marisa Tomei, for L.A.-based luxury wear company Co-Collections, are also among the twelve selected shorts unspooling on March 14.
A special screening of a restored print of Schatzberg’s “Puzzle of a Downfall Child,” will take place on March 15, followed by a conversation held by Pernet with the veteran U.S. helmer.