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.