A sculptor (Michelle Williams) preparing to open a new show must balance her creative life with the daily dramas of family and friends, in Kelly Reichardt’s vibrant and captivatingly funny portrait of art and craft.                

What the Critics are Saying:

Showing Up’s unassuming canvas carries the weight of creation — its difficulty and necessity in atomized times — and though it never preaches, Reichardt maintains there’s worth to the work, even if the precarity never disappears.

Vikram Murthi The New Republic      

What initially seems to be a slice-of-life drama eventually reveals itself as a paean to the difficulties, and rewards, of making art.

David Sims The Atlantic 

Audiences need to meet it halfway, with their eyes, minds and emotions open. Those that do will have a fulfilling and memorable experience.

Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle