Sherman, Cindy

Cindy Sherman, born January 19, 1954) is an American photographer and film director, best known for her conceptual portraits. She is best known for “Complete Untitled Film Stills,” a series of 69 black-and-white photographs which were meant to subvert the stereotypes of women in media (namely arthouse films and popular b-movies). In the 1980s, Sherman used color film and large prints, and focused more on lighting and facial expression. In 1995, Sherman was the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship. In 2013 she received an honorary doctorate degree from the Royal College of Art, London.

Office Killer
USA 1997, 82 min.
Dorine Douglas, a mousey copy editor who has been one of the back-office copy editors for Constant Consumer magazine for 16 years, is downsized into a part-time work-at-home employee and is faced with tending more for her invalid mother. When Dorine is called into the office late one night to help demanding writer Gary Michaels fix his computer she is shocked when he is electrocuted trying to jimmy the wires. To assuage her loneliness Dorine decides to take the dead body home to the basement of the house. When chain-smoking publisher Virginia commands Dorine to team up with the pushy Kim Poole to re-write Gary\’s lead story in time for press, Dorine decides to add to the dead bodies in her basement and Virginia\’s body joins Gary’s….

Cindy Sherman "Office Killer", 1997, 82 min.
Cindy Sherman “Office Killer”, 1997, 82 min.