Showing Up Movie (2022) Cast, Release Date, Story, Budget, Collection, Poster, Trailer, Review

Showing Up

April 7, 2023
1hr 48min
Status: released

Trailer, Teaser & Videos

Poster & Photos

Where to Watch Showing Up (Stream)

Amazon Prime Video

Showing Up Movie Details:

Country United States
Language English
Release dateMay 27, 2022 (Cannes)
April 7, 2023 (United States)
Running time1hr 48min
Age ratingR
StarringMichelle Williams
Hong Chau
Maryann Plunkett
John Magaro
André Benjamin
James Le Gros
Judd Hirsch
Directed by Kelly Reichardt
Written byJon Raymond
Kelly Reichardt
Produced byNeil Kopp
Vincent Savino
Anish Savjani
Cinematography by Christopher Blauvelt
Edited by Kelly Reichardt
Music byEthan Rose
Production CompanyFilmScience
Distributor A24

Showing Up Movie Cast & Characters:

  • Michelle Williams as Lizzy
  • Hong Chau as Jo
  • Maryann Plunkett as Jean
  • John Magaro as Sean
  • André Benjamin as Eric
  • Amanda Plummer as Dorothy
  • Matt Malloy as Lee
  • Heather Lawless as Marlene
  • James Le Gros as Ira
  • Denzel Rodriguez as William
  • Judd Hirsch as Bill
  • Lauren Lakis as Terri
  • Jean-Luc Boucherot as Peter
  • Ted Rooney as Ted
  • Ben Coonley as Ben
  • Chase Hawkins as Alex
  • Izabel Mar as Maya


A sculptor preparing to open a new show must balance her creative life with the daily dramas of family and friends.

Showing Up Movie Budget & Box Office Collection:

Worldwide Collection$1.2 million

About Showing Up Movie:

Showing Up is an American comedy-drama film co-written and directed by Kelly Reichardt, in her fourth collaboration with actress Michelle Williams.

Principal photography began on June 7, 2021, and ended on July 15, 2021, in Portland, Oregon.

Michelle Williams’s fourth collaboration with director Kelly Reichardt, following Wendy and Lucy (2008), Meek’s Cutoff (2010), and Certain Women (2016).

James Le Gros and John Magaro’s second collaboration with Kelly Reichardt, following Certain Women (2016) and First Cow (2019), respectively.

The art pieces that Lizzy created in the movie have been made by artist Cynthia Lahti, who lives in Portland, and whose work writer-director Kelly Reichardt has followed for a long time. She also happened to be a longtime friend of Jonathan Raymond, who is the co-writer of this movie. Her work was on Reichardt’s mind as she was writing the movie, but when Reichardt first contacted her, she was on the verge of giving up her career. She trained Michelle Williams in sculpting before filming, and while working on the movie, she found a renewed urge to create. By the end of the shoot, she had created so many new pieces that it became difficult to walk inside her workshop.

In an art imitates life moment, director Kelly Reichardt mentioned that the day after she finished wrapping filming on this movie she was out for a walk and a baby bird fell out of a tree while she was walking, and that a woman came along and ended up tending to the injured baby bird.

The film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival on May 27, 2022, where it was nominated for the Palme d’Or. Showing Up was released theatrically in the United States on April 7, 2023, by A24 to critical acclaim, with particular praise for Williams’ performance and Reichardt’s direction.