Chick Flicks: The Woodmans
Francesca Woodman and the Woodman family with the documentary The Woodmans (2010). Ascension, a short film by Samantha Salzinger will preceed the documentary.
Emmy-Award winning director Scott Willis' documentary The Woodmans follows artists Betty and George Woodman balancing the demands of artmaking with grief over their young photographer daughter's suicide. Full of ambiguities and rich explorations of self-portraiture and the body, the small, intimate body of photographic work left behind by Francesca Woodman is revered in the art world. The documentary interweaves the young Francesca Woodman's work (including experimental videos and diary passages) with interviews with the parents who have nurtured her professional reputation these past 30 years, while continuing to make art of their own in the face of tragedy.
Samantha Salzinger's works explore fabricated environments where reality is as malleable as a simulation and a simulation as lifelike as reality. The metaphoric creation of the idyllic, sublime landscape, act as core unconscious escapism. Weaving together the awe of the grandeur of nature with science fiction, the viewer is dreamer in an imaginary world, optimistic of the future.
Screening begins at 7pm, followed by the FAT Village ArtWalk, from 7- 11pm.
Tickets are available at the door for a $5 suggested donation,
snacks and refreshments also available.
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