3/30/2017 "God Knows Where I Am" opens tomorrow in New York City, and in Los Angeles on April 7th. Then it will be launched in 40 cities across the U.S.
Here are some reviews of the movie...
"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."
- Andrew Parker, Toronto Film Scene
"The Widers use a variety of cameras and film formats to grant the movie an almost dreamlike feel, and they’re aided immeasurably by Bishop’s meticulous
daily journal, which is read with tenderness and humanity by Lori Singer, bringing Bishop elegantly to life as the chronicler of her own story."
- Christopher Orr, The Atlantic
"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."
- Norman Wilner, NOW
"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."
- Greg Klymkiw, The Film Corner
"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 Singerreads Bishop's day-by-day account of her solitary final months."
- John DeFore, The Hollywood Reporter
"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 ofLori 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."
- Ulkar Alakbarova, Let The Movies Move Us
"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."
- Michael Thomas, Digital Journal
"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."
- Evil Genius
"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."
- Cinema Axis
"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."
- Daniel Cook Johnson, Film Babble Blog
"Actress Lori Singer ties the picture together with her inspired voiceover reading of the diary entries."
- Molly Laich, Missoula Independent
6/23/2016 Lori arrived in Nantucket to enjoy the sights, sounds, and salty sea spray and to take part in
the Nantucket Film Festival. I was able to snag a couple of photos...don't ask how... ;-)
5/23/2016 Here's some more information about Lori's new film..."God Knows Where I Am."
After one of the coldest winters on record, a woman’s body is found in an abandoned New Hampshire farmhouse. A journal next to her reveals her name,
Linda Bishop, and chronicles her life with poignancy, humor, and beauty. It also offers clues as to how she came to this unfortunate end. Using Linda’s own words, supplemented by interviews
with family members and friends, the Wider brothers simultaneously construct a compelling, poetic eulogy to a once bright, vivacious woman who fell victim to an insidious enemy —mental illness— and
offer an indictment of a flawed mental health care system.
5/18/2016 I have it on good authority that Lori just finished a film with 'James Franco.' No details as of yet, but as soon as I get more
information, I'll be sure to post it!
5/18/2016 The Maine International Film Festival (July 8-17) will be showing 4 of Lori's films,
and Lori will be there to answer questions afterwards. The films are:
|"Footloose," Starring Kevin Bacon and Lori Singer|
|"Trouble in Mind," Directed by Alan Rudolph with Kris Kristofferson and Keith Carradine|
|"Shortcuts," Directed by Robert Altman with Robert Downey Jr.|
|"God Knows Where I Am," A new film narrated by Lori Singer|
5/18/2016 Lori will be at the Nantucket Film Festival (June 22-27) as they are
playing, "God Knows Where I Am." A new film narrated by Lori. Screening times are Fri, Jun 24, @ 12:30 PM and Sat, Jun 25, @ 11:30 AM.
10/27/11 Lori is scheduled for a speaking engagement at Harvard University today. They are screening the new version of "Footloose," and Lori will be discussing
Footloose and the remake.
9/21/11 Lori played with her band a set to open the Woodstock Film Festival on opening night September 21, 2011. She was also one of three judges that presented
The Diane Seligman Award for BEST STUDENT SHORT FILM: The three judges were: Writer/Producer 'Jospeh Muszynski,' Golden Globe Winning Actor 'Lori Singer,' and Producer/Marketing & Distribution Executive 'Isil Bagdadi.' The
results of the judging are listed below.
|(Winner), "The Recorder Exam," Directed by: Bora Kim|
|(Runner Up), "Manhattan Melody," Directed by: Sasha Gordon|
|(Honorable Mention), "Babyland," Directed by: Marc Fratello|
|(Honorable Mention), "Bayou Black," Directed by: Jonas Carpignano|
|(Honorable Mention), "Gravity," Directed by: Pamela Romanowsky|
To view a photo of Lori during this event, just follow the link HERE.
For more information on the film festival itself, follow this link to the Woodstock Film Festival 2011 website.
8/20/11 The 63rd annual Artists & Writers Softball game was held in East Hampton, and this year the writers scored a 17-11 victory over the artists.
3/15/2011 Lori will appear in an episode of "Law & Order: SVU" which is scheduled to air on May 4th. For more information, you can read about it on
12/8/10 The DVD for "Trouble in Mind," directed by Alan Rudolph, is coming out on 12/14/2010. There will also be a screening of "Trouble in Mind" along with
"The Moderns" on Friday and Saturday, 12/10 and 12/11 in Los Angeles. Along with this, there will be a screening of the "making of" documentary that is on the DVD as well. The screening times are as follows:
|Friday, Dec. 10|
|7:30 TROUBLE IN MIND|
|10:55 THE MODERNS|
|Saturday, Dec. 11|
|7:00 TROUBLE IN MIND|
|9:35 THE MODERNS|
|The New Beverly Cinema|
|7165 Beverly Blvd.|
|(near La Brea)|
|Los Angeles, CA 90036|
8/14/10 The 62nd annual Artists & Writers Softball game was held in East Hampton, and this time the Artists beat the Writers 15-14 in the 10th inning.
You can read the full story here:
"Not Since the '95 Texas A&M Bowl Game has this Happened;"
8/15/09 The 61st annual Artists & Writers Softball game was held, and once again Lori participated in the event. Unfortunately the Writers
beat the Artists this year. You can read the full story here:
"Writers Edge Final Run In Bottom Of 11th Inning;"
8/17/08 The 60th annual Artists & Writers Softball game was held yesterday in East Hampton, NY., and once again Lori, who plays for the Artists,
participated in the event. And for the 2nd year in a row, the Artists beat the Writers! You can read the full story here:
"Artists, writers play softball in East Hampton"
2/26/08 On a related note to Lori's upcoming project GRISHA,
the producers of GRISHA won an Academy Award on Sunday for "Best documentary" for a film by Alex Gibney
titled: Taxi to the Dark Side. Lori is a big supporter of this film.
2/15/08 Lori is currently in the process of bringing the story
of cellist Gregor Piatigorsky to the big screen, based on the book titled: GRISHA. I don't
have any dates yet of when this might be finished, but I'll let everyone know as soon as I get more information.
1/23/08 I had the privilege of being able to attend the concert mentioned below, and Lori's
performance was flawless! Up until now I had only heard her play from the movie Shortcuts, but in person she is so much better. A true artist. Don't get me wrong,
the entire concert was excellent and I enjoyed everyone's performance, but of course my favorite was Lori. Hopefully there will be more
venues in the furture...Kai
12/24/07 Lori will be performing with the Distinguised Concerts International New York
on January 21st, 2008 at Carnegie Hall's World Premiere of Composer Karl Jenkins "Hymn." This concert will feature
cellist Lori Singer, narration by Walter Cronkite and will be conducted by Jonathan Griffith.
8/23/07 On Saturday, August the 18th, Lori participated in the
annual Artists & Writers softball game held in East Hampton, NY. The result? The artists beat the writers 13-5.
Read about the game here: "Artists beat writers in charity softball"