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Joan Mitchell: Portrait of an Abstract Painter

One of America’s great painters, Joan Mitchell worked continuously from the 1950s until her death in 1992, cultivating an eloquent vocabulary of abstract gesture, color, and light. Her dynamic canvases communicate a formidable balance of absolute freedom and profound pictorial intelligence, becoming ever more alive and compelling the longer you look. Marion Cajori’s elliptical and intimate portrait offers a rare chance to hear from Mitchell herself about what inspires her, in work and in life.

FILM DETAILS 
Cinematographer
  • Ken Kobland
Print Info
  • Color
  • Digital
  • 58 mins
Preceded By

Anne Truitt, Working

Jem Cohen, United States, 2009

Jem Cohen’s portrait combines recordings of Truitt’s distinctive voice with footage of her working and of her studio full of the colors that she made take flight.

FILM DETAILS 
Print Info
  • B&W/Color
  • Digital
  • 13 mins
source
  • Video Data Bank

The White Rose

Bruce Conner, United States, 1967

Bruce Conner’s elegiac documentation of Jay DeFeo’s masterpiece, a monumental painting eight years in the making, being removed from her San Francisco studio.

FILM DETAILS 
Print Info
  • B&W
  • 16mm
  • 7 mins
source
  • BAMPFA