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Matt White, The Daily Mirror

I wanted to celebrate a wild rambunctious survivor who lives outside of conventional society and flourishes.
Ruth Cullen

Don’t miss this film
Louise Kennedy, The Canberra Times

Ruth Cullen has fashioned an engrossing documentary
Ed Kaufman, The Hollywood Reporter

Tightrope Dancer
Introducing Vali Myers

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“Vali’s dogs, Vali’s trees, Vali’s donkey, the birds, the flowers, the caves, the spiders of Vali. We have seen for the first time the old skeleton of nature.”
Bernardo Bertolucci, film-maker, Last Tango in Paris, Stealing Beauty

An engrossing documentary on artist and adventurer Vali Myers; the legendary flame-haired dancing Bohemian of post-war Paris; the Free Spirit of Tennessee Williams’ Orpheus Descending and the creator of magical paintings.

Shot on location in her wild remote valley in Salerno, and Naples where she dances with Vesuvian gypsies, Vali resumes her annual sojurn at New York’s Chelsea Hotel where she continues to take the city by storm.

Featuring appearances by movie star Peter Weller (Robocop) musicians Deborah Harry (Blondie) and Chris Stein and George Plimpton.

Length: 58 min
Year: 1990

Production Stills

Vali Myers & Ruth Cullen in Positano