Ellen Weissbrod & Melissa Powell

Date(s) - 04/04/2013
7:30 pm–9:30 pm


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Rust Hall - Callicott Auditorium

Event Description

Ellen Weissbrod & Melissa Powell of 7th Street Film Syndicate present a screening of their film A Woman Like That.

Thursday, April 4, 7:30 p.m.
Callicott Auditorium
Rust Hall, Overton Park

Filmmaker Ellen Weissbrod merges her own coming of middle-age story with her pursuit of the truths behind the legends of 17th century female painter Artemisia Gentileschi’s dramatic art and life. This unconventional but heartfelt hunt upends typical artist biographies and delivers instead a funny, engaging and all together different kind of documentary.

A Woman Like That is a freewheeling tribute to an artist whose own bold life and inspiring message leaps across centuries to speak to us all. The enduring power of storytelling—in paintings, in films and in our lives is revealed, as the filmmaker learns that who gets to tell the story matters, and that maybe she too, can be “a woman like that.”