An indispensable aid to understanding and appreciating a fascinating artist.A. O. Scott, New York Times
Equal parts inspiring and heartbreaking, Eva Hesse focuses on the eponymous artist who despite her tragically short life became one of the most significant American artists of the last century. Hesse’s use of materials like latex, fiberglass, and plastic added a visceral complexity to the minimalist idiom practiced by her peers, and her work remains as radical and compelling today as it was fifty years ago. Director Marcie Begleiter makes effective use of the artist’s extensive diaries, which, read by Selma Blair, lend a poignant intimacy to the film. “A vibrant, affecting piece of filmmaking that’s sure to widen Hesse’s following” (Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times).