!Women in Art Film Series
This new film series explores the
lives and careers of significant
female artists though the lens of
recent notable documentaries.
It coincides with the exhibition
Alberta Mistresses of the Modern:
1935-1975, and will screen on the
second Tuesday of every month for
eight consecutive months.
Presented in partnership between
the Art Gallery of Alberta and Metro
Series Pass: Adults $50, Metro & AGA Members, Students/Seniors: $40.
(Available at Metro Cinema & AGA)
Director: Lynn Hershman-Leeson
An entertaining and revelatory “secret history” of Feminist Art, _ deftly illuminates this underexplored movement through conversations, observations, archival footage and works of visionary artists, historians, curators and critics. Starting from its roots in 1960s antiwar and civil rights protests,... view more
Director: Scott Willis
A fascinating, unflinching portrait of the late photographer Francesca Woodman, told through the young artist’s work (including experimental videos and journal entries) and remarkably candid interviews with her artist parents Betty and George (a ceramic sculptor and painter/photographer), who have... view more
Director: Joan Braderman
Tracing the influence of the Women’s Movement’s Second Wave on art and life, _The Heretics_ is the exhilarating inside story of the New York feminist art collective that produced “Heresies: A Feminist Publication on Art and Politics” (1977-92). In this... view more
Director: Matthew Akers, Jeff Dupre
Seductive, fearless, and outrageous, Marina Abramović has been redefining what art is for nearly forty years. Using her own body as a vehicle, pushing herself beyond her physical and mental limits – and at times risking her life in the... view more
Director: Katherine Knight
The film explores the importance of the Artist’s Studio, as a factory of the imagination. We meet Wanda in her newly renovated factory building where the multifaceted process of making, storing, archiving, marketing and selling her work occur. This is... view more
Director: Paul H-O, Tom Donahue
_Guest of Cindy Sherman_ takes an eye-opening look at what happens when a skeptical outsider finds himself romantically involved with the ultimate insider.
Paul H-O became a fixture of the New York art scene in the 1990s with his public... view more
Director: Chiara Clemente
Filmed over the course of two years, _Our City Dreams_ is an invitation to visit the creative spaces of five women artists, each of whom possesses her own energy, drive and passion. These women, who span different decades and represent... view more