PLAYING HOUSE: chapter 1
USA, 2013, 15 Minute Running Time
An Unwed Woman's life is documented in Kodak Moments, living with a Manufactured Family of Mannequins. Suzanne Heintz, a Photographer and self-proclaimed "Spinster," had enough of people repeatedly asking why she wasn't married. After years in what she calls a "social pressure cooker," Heintz finally caved in, and decided to make it happen, all on her own. She bought a set of mannequins, and went about playing House to manifest the American Dream in her satirical photo series, "Life Once Removed." Heintz has spent over 14 years shooting self portraits with her artificial family to make her point. From a European vacation to Christmas cards, spilling over with the joy of the season, Playing House is a sharp, witty critique on outdated expectations of domestic bliss and fulfillment.
DIRECTOR: Suzanne Heintz