Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

a.k.a. Nikki S. Lee

Year: 2006
Country: United States
Language: English, Korean
Run Time: 60 minutes

a.k.a. Nikki S. Lee

A.K.A. NIKKI S. LEE is a documentary-style film that depicts the real life and work of the artist Nikki S. Lee. Lee appears as two distinct invented personas: an intellectual working out of a Brooklyn loft ("Nikki A") and a world traveler who loves to socialize and thinks nothing of hopping on a plane to go shopping in Venice ("Nikki B"). The activities of both Nikkis are interwoven as the actual events of Nikki S. Lee's life unfold. While Nikki B jets to Paris, Mexico City, and Korea, Nikki A stays in New York, working and reading books in her studio. Nikki A finally concludes, "I think New York is the only place I can be Nikki." (In English and Korean with English subtitles) – B.B.

As part of our annual collaboration with MOCA Cleveland, the film A.K.A. NIKKI S. LEE will be followed by a conversation with Nikki S. Lee and her gallerist Leslie Tonkonow.

CIFF31 Screenings

Tuesday, March 20, 2007 at 7:00 PM

  • This screening has been cancelled.

Nikki S. Lee

Nikki S. Lee

Nikki S. Lee

Juneyup Yi, Jung Hwan

Felix Andrew

Principal Cast
Nikki S. Lee

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This film is presented with the generous support of TOBY DEVAN LEWIS.

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