A First Friday Film, co-presented by the Farnsworth

Documentary about Alice Neel (1900-1984), one of the great portrait painters of the 20th Century. She reinvented the genre of portraiture by expressing the inner landscape of her varied sitters, among them Andy Warhol, Annie Sprinke, Bella Abzug, and Allen Ginsberg. Painting a divers cross-section of humanity, from Communist party leaders to art world personalities to her neighbors in Spanish Harlem, Neel created a body of work that serves as a social document of New York and America in the 20th Century.

USA | NR | 2007 | 81 min

Directed by Andrew Neel

Starring Alice Neel, Michel Auder, Phillip Bonosky
If the artist is an elusive target, the art is as sharp as a razor blade. The portraits are extraordinary. -
There is a great deal more to Alice's story: the avant-garde of the 1920s; the government's support of artists during the Great Depression; the feminist movement of the 1970s, during which she became an icon. This rich film captures it all. - Seattle Times

Show Dates & Times:

4/1/16 - Friday

5:30 pm,

$10/General Admission, $8/Seniors, Farnsworth Members

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