Film: "Everybody Knows... Elizabeth Murray" comes to Film Forum
12:30 2:30 4:40 7:00 9:10
Wednesday, January 11 - Tuesday, January 17
Elizabeth Murray (1940-2007) and Carmen Herrera (b. 1915): two women who shattered the art world’s glass ceiling.
Kristi Zea brings to her debut, EVERYBODY KNOWS…ELIZABETH MURRAY, all the visual smarts she developed as a costume designer and award-winning production designer for Martin Scorsese and Jonathan Demme, among others. A friend of Murray’s since the 1980s, the filmmaker captures the vivacious artist’s flair for color and shape. Murray’s zany, fractured canvases feature paeans to domesticity (crying children, coffee cups) as they fairly burst with the remarkable good humor and energy the artist herself exhibited even in the final days of her life. Murray’s journals are read by Meryl Streep and art world luminaries Roberta Smith, Paula Cooper, Jennifer Bartlett, and Vija Celmins testify to both her life and work.
PRODUCED AND DIRECTED BY KRISTI ZEA
USA 2016 60 MINS. TASKOVSKI FILMS
Carmen Herrera, subject of THE 100 YEARS SHOW is probably the oldest working artist in America, not to mention the most patient. The 101-year-old Havana-born Herrera, a New Yorker since 1954, works in the same minimal, hard-edged geometric aesthetic as acclaimed masters Frank Stella and Ellsworth Kelly – artists whose work gained recognition in the 1950s and 60s. At age 94, Herrera became “the discovery of the decade” (The Observer, London) and her recent solo exhibit at the Whitney Museum (closing January 2) was termed “ravishing” (The New York Times) and “exhilarating” (The Wall Street Journal).
PRODUCED, DIRECTED, AND FILMED BY ALISON KLAYMAN
USA 2015 30 MINS. RATPAC DOCUMENTARY FILMS