Multimedia artist, director and composer Laurie Anderson (n. 1947) was discovered by the wider public in the early 1980s when her single O Superman unexpectedly reached number two on the British charts. Anderson had previously worked on ambitious multimedia projects that included not only music but also video, projections, dance and writing. She is also a composer and instrumentalist, having invented several of the instruments she uses. In her relationship with cinema, there is an important milestone: Home of the Brave: A film by Laurie Anderson (1986), a concert film recorded during the "Mister Heartbreak" album tour, in which the artist is both director and participant. As a composer, she has also contributed to the soundtrack of films by directors such as Wim Wenders and Jonathan Demme. In 2015, she was a guest at LEFFEST, where she presented Heart of a Dog (2015), a film made after the death of her partner Lou Reed.
Born in 1962, in Los Angeles, California, Gina Gershon gained recognition for her breakout role in the 1995 cult classic Showgirls, where she portrayed the enigmatic and seductive Cristal Connors. She is known for her participation in films like Bound and Face/Off She and TV series such as Curb Your Enthusiasm and Riverdale. A charismatic figure in the entertainment industry, Gershon is also a talented singer and has ventured into the music industry.