Dir. Marcie Begleiter (2016); USA, 108m // Digital
Starring: Selma Blair, Bob Balaban, Patrick Kennedy
FRIDAY, november 10th at 7:00pm & 9:30pm
SATURDAY, november 11th at 7:00pm & 9:30PM
SUNDAY, november 12th at 3:00PM
Eva Hesse’s short career established her as one of America’s foremost postwar artists. Best known for spare sculptural works that helped established the minimalist movement, Hesse was nevertheless a polymath, working in multiple media. In a decade, she reinvigorated art, moving away from the aesthetic minimalism of her colleagues into abstract and voluptuous forms full of color and texture. Her work is challenging intellectually and emotionally. It is confounding and suffused with intangible meaning. The first documentary to capture and appreciate her vital work, Selma Blair narrates the struggles of an artist who, in the downtown New York art scene of the 1960s, was one of the few women to make art that was taken seriously in a field dominated by male pop artists and minimalists.