When Kirsten Johnson’s dad started showing signs of dementia, she struggled to accept the impending loss. So she staged a series of imagined accidents in her new film, Dick Johnson Is Dead.
Radha Blank plays a fictionalized version of herself — a struggling artist from Harlem, who was hailed years earlier as a promising playwright. The film is gorgeously shot in black-and-white.
Netflix’s adaptation of Mart Crowley’s 1968 play about a gay birthday party that goes off the rails features hard liquor, sharp tongues and broad types.