Lindsay Lohan leads short art film for Richard Phillips

Julian Stark

by: Julian Stark
May 27th, 2011

Lindsay Lohan as she appears in a new short film

Actress Lindsay Lohan is still a household name but certainly not for admirable reasons. She’s currently serving a house arrest sentence for the theft of a $2,500 necklace, and that’s only her most recent folly. Countless run-ins with the law – even when snagging a highly coveted role in the Gotti biopic – didn’t fare too well for the struggling actress, but she may have just hit her highest point in years.

The Hollywood Reporter relays that artist Richard Phillips directed Lohan in a short film titled LINDSAY LOHAN with assistance from filmmaker Taylor Steele. The short film tackles the themes of loneliness and solitude and is inspired by the Ingmar Bergman film Persona and Jean-Luc Godard’s Contempt.

Phillips had nothing but praises for the actress in a recent interview:

"Lindsay has an incredible emotional and physical presence on screen that holds an existential vulnerability, while harnessing the power of the transcendental - the moment in transition. She is able to connect with us past all of our memory and projection, expressing our own inner eminence."

As for working with Lohan, Phillips insists that she “hit every take on the money.” Granted, this is a short film, but it’s hard to disagree with him upon watching the final product, which can be seen below. It will also play in New York City at the Gagosian Gallery and in Venice at the Grand Canal from June 1 to June 5.

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