The International Festival of Films on Art Online - 38th edition from March 17 to 29, 2020

Queen of Hearts: Audrey Flack

United States | 2019 | 75 min
English
Editing: Rachel Reichman
Producer: Davina Pardo, Deborah Shaffer, Amy Sultan
Director: Rachel Reichman, Deborah Shaffer

Synopsis

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Canadian Premiere -
This film is an intimate portrait of American artist and sculptor Audrey Flack. Through the lens of Deborah Shaffer, we discover a determined woman who managed to balance her career and family life at a time when men dominated society. Her work, which explores feminist themes, is filled with humanity and emotion. A magnificent journey into the artistic universe of a revolutionary, funny and warm woman.

Hamptons DOC Fest, USA (2019) – Audience Award Winner
DOC NYC, USA (2019)
FilmColumbia Festival, USA (2019)

Directors

Deborah Shaffer

Deborah Shaffer has been making social issue documentaries since the early 1970’s. In the 1980s, she directed WITNESS TO WAR, which won an Academy Award and aired on PBS; FIRE FROM THE MOUNTAIN, which received an Emmy nomination, was shown at the New York and Sundance film festivals, and aired on the PBS; and DANCE OF HOPE, which received the Prix d'Or--FIPA and was screened at Sundance. She directed and wrote SECRETS UNDERGROUND for the WGBH series “Discovering Women” in 1994. In 2001 she directed two shows for the PBS series “Art 21: Art in the 21st Century” which was nominated for an Emmy. RWANDA: LADIES FIRST which she co-directed and wrote for WNET’s “Wide Angle” was awarded an Emmy in 2004. Her most recent film, TO BE HEARD, won awards at numerous festivals and aired on PBS in 2012. She was Executive Producer of VERY SEMI-SERIOUS, an Emmy-award winning HBO documentary.

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