New York Film Salon- monthly filmmakers networking event in New York City presents
Screening of "Toe Heads" an Evening with Shannon Plumb.
Shannon Plumb's cinematic studies of life's various roles and characters explore the complexities embedded in the ordinary and extraordinary. From the humble persona of a new mother to iconic figures from the silver screen, Plumb portrays these characters with zest and humor. Inspired by the curious spirit of slapstick comedy and the physical humor of silent film legends such as Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin, Plumb employs a low-fi aesthetic by using Super-8 film, stationary camera shots, long takes and hand-made props and costumes. Plumb is a one-woman show starring as all characters and acting as the creative force behind her films. The low quality production of the films and her elastic expressiveness as an actress adds to the charm of her work and pushes it beyond its obvious predecessors and influences.
Penelope, mother of two boys and wife of a harried theater director, barely has time to create art, but she finds relief from domestic drudgery by dressing in drag, pole dancing, and acting as Santa Claus to maintain sanity.