This a unique complement to the theatrical and musical project of American singer Suzanne Vega about the life and work of Carson McCullers, author of the novel The Heart is a Lonely Hunter. It is also a tribute to women who reject limitations set.
Michael Tully’s film Lover, Beloved is a meta endeavor. Essentially, it is an attempt to artistically interpret songwriter Suzanne Vega’s preexisting artistic interpretation of two talks given by renowned 1940s southern novelist Carson McCullers. Originally, this work was performed as a live play by Vega and an album Lover, Beloved: Songs From an Evening with Carson McCullers. Vega now plays McCullers in this film adaptation. Using a speech given at the height of McCullers’s fame in her early twenties and a talk given near the end of her life in the late 1960s as a launching point to bring forth the most interesting chapters of Carson McCullers’s vibrant life in a collection of songs, stories, and monologues.
Filmmaker involved in cinema in many ways. He is the editor of Hammer to Nail a web page about movies, works as a DOP (Mary Bronstein’s Yeast) and actor (Ry Russo-Young’s You Won’t Miss Me, Aaron Katz’s Quiet City). His directorial debut is the drama Cocaine Angel, which rocketed him to „Filmmaker” magazine’s annual list of 25 New Faces of Independent Film. His other films include the absurd comedy-drama Septien and the documentary Silver Jew. Pingpong Summer won the Audience Award at the Sarasota Film Festival, and the film was also screened at Sundance and the American Film Festival, 2018.
2006 Cocaine Angel
2007 Silver Jew (doc.)
2014 Pingpongowe lato / Ping Pong Summer
2018 Don’t Leave Home
2022 Lover, Beloved