On Friday, October 2, at 7:30 p.m., the Washington University Libraries and American Culture Studies are hosting a free outdoor screening of The Makings of You, the feature debut of St. Louis native Matt Amato. The screening will take place on WUSTL's Danforth campus, in McMillan Courtyard next to Mudd Field (bring your own blankets or seats).
Amato, an acclaimed music-video director who has worked with diverse talents ranging from Bon Iver to Barbra Streisand, shot The Makings of You in St. Louis. A poignant tale of self discovery, love, and loss, the film tells the story of Judy (Sheryl Lee of Twin Peaks fame) and Wallis (Mad Men's Jay R. Ferguson), who share a dissatisfaction with their own lives and an irresistible attraction to each other. Caught between the freedoms offered by Wallis and the demands of her troubled family, Judy struggles to reconcile the two. Deftly avoiding romantic clichés, The Makings of You is a classic love story rich in atmosphere -- palpable summertime heat, lush music, and beautifully decaying surroundings.
A Q&A with Amato will follow the movie. In case of rain, the screening will be held in Olin Library, Room 142. To sign up to attend, visit the WU Film & Media Archive's Facebook page.