Local filmmaker and musician Julie Sokolow created the documentary short series Healthy Artists as a way to raise awareness about the lack of healthcare options for working artists. She teamed up with Danny Yourd, the producer behind the Sundance award-winning film Blood Brother, and the local media group Animal to make her first feature-length movie, Aspie Seeks Love, a charming tale about one man’s search for a mate. On March 26th, the film, which recently premiered at Cinequest, will make its Pittsburgh debut at the Regent Square Theater.
The documentary follows a fearless outsider who has been searching for love longer than many of us have been alive. David Matthews has spent the past 20 years posting personal ad fliers to telephone poles seeking love – fliers that double as art pieces featuring witty, humorous prose, pop culture references, and suave photos of the artist. He wasn’t diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome until age 41, at which point his entire life changed, including his strategy for winning the love of women and achieving his artistic dreams.
Aspie Seeks Love will screen at 7 p.m. A Q&A with Sokolow, Yourd and Matthews will follow. Tickets are $10 and are available for purchase at Eventbrite