The Institute (Release date - 2017)
Lori Singer as "Madame Werner"
James Franco, Pamela Romanowsky
Vince Jolivette, Scott Reed, Jay Davis, Damiano Tucci, Danny Ross
James Franco, A Dark Rabbit Productions
Woodstock Film Festival 2016 Lori performing at the Woodstock Film Festival, October 16
with the film "God Knows Where I Am", the Linda Bishop story
God Knows Where I Am (Release date - March 2017 at the lincoln Plaza theaters)
Lori Singer in the true words of Linda Bishop
Documentary by Todd and Jedd Wider
Edited by Keiko Deguchi
Cinematography by Gerardo Puglia
CRITICAL NOTICES FOR LORI SINGER'S PERFORMANCE
IN GOD KNOWS WHERE I AM:
"The Widers pair stunning cinematography that showcases the Concord home in fall and winter with expertly performed narration provided by actress Lori Singer. The actress steps inside Bishop so completely that it’s impossible not to sit in stunned silence listening to every word of the journals as they’re delivered."
"These haunting images, many of which are so stunning they'll be seared on your soul for a lifetime, are accompanied by off-camera readings from Bishop's actual journal by actress Lori (Footloose, Trouble in Mind, Shortcuts) Singer. Singer's performance here is astonishing - she captures the pain, desperation and even small joys in Bishop's life during these sad, lonely days with a sensitivity and grace linked wholly to the "character" of Bishop."
"We hear from her relatives and friends, who describe a bright, gregarious student of art. More importantly, we hear directly from her, as an offscreen Lori Singer reads Bishop's day-by-day account of her solitary final months."
"It’s amazing how the camera work, cinematography, as well as Linda M. Bishop’s journal read by Lori Singer transforms you into the film. It leaves an impression of watching a highly suspense, a nail-biting thriller with an unpredictable ending. Even though you know how everything ended for Linda M. Bishop, that still does not let you go, bur rather holds you tight up until the end of the film. It’s the recreation of Linda M. Bishop’s journal through the narrated voice of Lori Singer that will stun you, as it had great synchronization with everything you will be seeing in this film, which sadly, was a true story."
"Naturally the Wider brothers didn't have the real Linda Bishop to talk to or film, but Bishop left behind two journals full of her observations as she roomed in the house with no electricity during one of New Hampshire's most brutal winters. Lori Singer reads the journal, bringing warmth and passion to Bishop's recounting of her days."
"The story moves along two main narrative tracks. Actress Lori Singer reads passages from the journals Linda kept while she imprisoned herself in the house. Interviews with Linda’s family and friends, police officers and other players in her saga, take us back to an earlier trouble-free life that is then disrupted by the sudden emergence of mental illness."
"God Knows Where I Am is a gentle, elegiac work, with great compassion for its subject. Indeed, it’s Linda’s own voice that comes through most powerfully, represented in readings from her journal performed by the actor Lori Singer."
"While Lori Singer gives voice to Bishop’s words, Jedd and Todd Wider paint us a picture of what her last days would have looked like with truly stunning and poetical cinematography. Hopelessness and beauty intermingle, making for some stirring, if haunting, images. Combined with her journal entries read aloud, these images make her story all the more personal."
"Bishop's sister, Joan; and daughter, Caitlin Murtagh, alongside testimony from various therapists and social workers, appear to help tell her story, but its the voice-over readings from Linda's diary by actress Lori Singer (probably best known as the female lead of the 1984 hit FOOTLOOSE) that are most affecting."
The Institute Release date 2017
Directed by James Franco and Pamela Romanowsky Lori Singer as Madame Werner
God Knows Where I Am Release date March 2017 at the lincoln Plaza theaters. Lori Singer in the true words of Linda Bishop Winner of 5 Festival Awards
Experimenter 2015 - Film Directed by Michael Almereyda
With Peter Sarsgard as Stanley Milgram, Taryn Manning, Winona Ryder, Kellan Lutz Lori Singer is playing the role of "Florence" Performing at the ACE Theater in Los Angeles 2015 - A Celebration of the 60th Anniversary of Allen Ginsberg's "Howl" Lori Singer - Guest performer
Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God 2014 - Winner of 3 prime time Emmys, a Peabody, TV Honor Academy Award - Documentary by Alex Gibney Executive Producer: Sheila Nevins, Lori Singer, J. Kingdon
Producers Wider Brothers
Director Alex Gibney
Editor Sloane Klevin
Law & Order:
Special Victims Unit 2011 - Episode Titled "Bang" Lori Singer - Guest star on the New York police drama.
Singer, in a rare television appearance, will join John Stamos, playing a new mother struggling with her increased responsibilities.
"Hampton Retreats" Commercial
Written and Directed by Lori Singer
A Few Directors Lori Singer has worked with:
Robert Altman, Alan Rudolph, John Schlesinger, Dj Caruso Herb Ross, Atom Egoyan
A Few Actors Lori Singer has co starred alongside:
Sean Penn, Kevin Bacon, Tom Hanks, Louise Fletcher, Kathy Bates, John Lithgow, Chris Penn, Keith Carradine, Dabney Coleman, Kris Kristofferson, Tim Hutton, Anthony Edwards, Genevieve Bujold, Tom Noonan, Dianne Wiest
“Shortcuts”, directed by Robert Altman, with Tim Robbins, Madeline Stowe, Robert Downey Jr, Annie Ross, Fred Ward winner cast Golden Globe, winner Venice Film Awards Cast Ensemble
“Footloose“ - with Kevin Bacon, John Lithgow Dianne Wiest Chris Penn directed by Herb Ross
Winner ShoWest "Newcomer of the Year Award"
“The Falcon and the Snowman”, with Sean Penn, Tim Hutton directed by John Schlesinger
“Bach Cello Suite Ode to Bach” directed by Atom Egoyan, with YoYo Ma
“Trouble in Mind” nominated Indie Spirit Award Best Actress, with Keith Carradine, Genevieve Bujold, Kris Kristofferson directed by Alan Rudolph,
“F.T.W.” (The Last Ride) with Mickey Rourke, Peter Berg directed by M Karbelnikoff
“Made in U.S.A.” with Chris Penn, directed by Ken Friedman
“Summer Heat”, with Anthony Edwards, Bruce Abbot, Kathy Bates produced by Lori Singer Michie Gleason,
“Warlock” with Julian Sands and Richard E. Grant produced by Arnold Kopelson
American Playhouse: “Sensibility and Sense” with Elaine Stritch, Jean Simmons directed by David H Jones written by Richard Nelson
“The Man with One Red Shoe”, with Tom Hanks, Dabney Coleman, Jim Belushi, directed by Stan Dragoti
“Born Beautiful” winner Silver Halo Award, co starred with Erin Gray
“Fame” the tv show co starred in 45 episodes
“Storm and Sorrow” directed by R. Colla , with Marcia Cross, Steven Anderson
“VR5” produced by J Sacret Young with Louise Fletcher, Will Patton, Michael Easton, Anthony Head
“When will I be Loved”, directed by J Toback with Neve Campbell
“Sunset Grill” with Peter Weller
“Luck Trust & Ketchup; Robert Altman in Carver Country” Mike Kaplan Director
“Equinox” directed by Alan Rudolph, with Matthew Modine, Marisa Tomei
"Little Victim" Ronalds Brothers film, with Robert Wagner, Brian Ronalds, Laura Durant