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Films & Schedules - THE WOODMANS


Tue, Feb 15, 2011
at 6 PM (WH)
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“Francesca Woodman’s haunting black and white images, many of them nude self-portraits, now reside in the pantheon of great photography from the late 20th century. The daughter of artists Betty and George Woodman (she a ceramicist and he a painter/photographer), Francesca came to New York with the intention of setting the art world on fire. But in 1981, at 22, she committed suicide. Beautifully interweaving Francesca’s work with interviews with her parents, who have nurtured her reputation while continuing to make art of their own, the film grapples with disturbing issues such as parent-child competition and the toxic level of ambition that fuels the New York art scene. Says Betty Woodman succinctly: ‘She’s the famous artist, and we’re the famous artist’s family.’”—Film Forum. (82 mins.)

First Feature Film.

Introduced by composer David Lang, who wrote the film’s score and who will perform in Portland with Third Angle Ensemble on February 17 and 18.

Special thanks to Third Angle Ensemble.


Interests: New Directors, Documentary Views, Art.

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