Singer songwriter legend Suzanne Vega makes her first appearance on Filmwax. She recently premiered a one woman show (spoken word & original songs) about the life and career of Carson McCullers called “Lover, Beloved: Songs from an Evening with Carson McCullers”. This has been a passion project for Vega, something she has been developing for many years. Filmwax friend filmmaker Michael Tully directed it. SxSW synopsis: In this experimental blend of film, theater, and music, Suzanne Vega reinterprets two talks Carson McCullers gave at the 92nd St. Y in NYC. During the first, in 1941, she drinks her way through the lecture, revealing messy romances and illnesses. In the second, 25 years later, she confronts her mortality, reminiscing on her novel and play “The Member of The Wedding”; also on her twice failed marriage and romances of both sexes, ending on the credo she forged with her husband. Agape love matters in this life, not Erotic. Ironically, Carson McCullers, despite her compassion, is destined to solitude.
Singer songwriter Suzanne Vega discusses the one woman show she’s been developing for decades about the iconic Southern author Carson McCullers. The show was filmed by Filmwax friend Michael Tully.