Alice Neel (2007)

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Alice Neel (2007)

The life and work of Alice Neel (1900-1984), American portrait painter. Part of the narration is chronological, part consists of interviews with friends, other artists, scholars, and family members, particularly two sons, Richard and Hartley, who are none too sanguine about their childhood and their mother's Bohemian life, and the filmmaker himself, a grandson whose querulous voice is heard from time to time. The film also includes footage of Neel, later in life, painting, talking, appearing on television, and giving lectures. Throughout, we see her paintings, bold, frank, and direct. After years of poverty and obscurity, fame comes as she nears 70.
USA
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Creators
Director Andrew Neel
Writer Andrew Neel
Information
Release Date2009-05-22
Runtime1h 21mins
GenreDocumentary
Content RatingNot Rated (Not Rated)
Awards1 win.
CompanySeeThink Films
CountryUSA
LanguageEnglish
Alice Neel
Alice Neel
Self (archive footage)
Michel Auder
Michel Auder
Self
Phillip Bonosky
Phillip Bonosky
Self
Chuck Close
Chuck Close
Self
Marlene Dumas
Marlene Dumas
Self
Cristina Lancella
Cristina Lancella
Self
Jeremy Lewison
Jeremy Lewison
Self
Juan Martinez
Juan Martinez
Self
Andrew Neel
Andrew Neel
Self (voice)
Hartley Neel
Hartley Neel
Self
Richard Neel
Richard Neel
Self
Linda Nochlin
Linda Nochlin
Self
Robert Storr
Robert Storr
Self