The Woodmans

Feb 25 - Mar 03, 2011

(C. Scott Willis, USA, 2010, DigiBeta, 82 min)

Seattle Premiere!

The Henry Art Gallery's Sara Krajewski will introduce the 7pm show on Sunday   

Sponsored by the Photographic Center Northwest

This documentary portrait of George (a professor and painter), Betty (a world renowned ceramicist), their son Charlie (an experimental multimedia artist) and daughter Francesca is a family affair unlike any you've seen before. Francesca Woodman was an outstanding young artist whose promising photographs impressed not only her art world entrenched parents, but also her peers. She would create some of the late 20th century's most recognized images. But her fame came after a tragedy that would forever scar the family. Winner of the Best New York Documentary Award at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival.

“Delicately constructed, marvelous to look at and poignantly elegiac…Francesca was ahead of her time, creating dreamy, multilayered, confessional photographic art in which she stripped herself, physically and psychologically with no small amount of nerve.” —John Anderson, Variety

"What makes The Woodmans exceptional is the analytical, drama- free honesty on camera" —The Stranger

"a haunting study in family dynamics" —Seattle Weekly 

"Thoughtful...[The Woodmans] attempts to piece together both Woodman's brief life and her legacy 30 years after her death." —Seattle Times



Bookmark and Share

<Back to Calendar