Francesca Woodman

November 16th, 2011 in Archive by 1 Comment

The Woodmans, a new award-winning film directed by C. Scott Willis opens at the Roxie in San Francisco this Friday, November 18. It tells the story of artist Francesca Woodman, an amazingly talented photographer who committed suicide in 1980 at the age of 22. She left behind a series of haunting black and white images that “now reside in the pantheon of great photography from the late 20th century,” according to Film Forum’s Karen Cooper. The screening coincides with a new retrospective of her work at SFMOMA.

The film features experimental videos made by Woodman, excerpts from her journals and candid interviews with her parents, who are also artists.

Watch the trailer for the film here.

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[...] The Kitchen Sisters, Davia Nelson and Nikki Silva, have been producing inspiring material for years, as producers of such programs as Hidden Kitchens, Lost and Found Sound, and now, The Hidden World of Girls. One particularly inspiring piece, the film “White Gloves,” by Courtney Stevens and Les Blank focuses on the Oakland Museum Women’s Board. The short piece is poignant in its focus on volunteerism, women, and the relationships that bond people together.   The Kitchen Sisters never fail to tell important stories and create moving art. (Images at the top of this post from Francesca Woodman.) [...]

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