15600QueenOfHearts
International Documentary Competition

QUEEN OF HEARTS: AUDREY FLACK

Year 2019
Runtime 75 mins
Language English
Alberta Premiere
Streaming Information
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  • Availability: Sept 25 - Onward
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Streaming for this film will be available from September 25 at 10AM (MST).

At 88 years-old, Audrey Flack holds a unique place in the history of the contemporary art world. Feminist, rebel, mother, painter, sculptor and teacher, Audrey’s often controversial 40-year career evolved from abstract expressionism in the 1950s to photorealism in the 1970s. One of the first women ever included in the famed Janson’s History of Art, Audrey continues to create, explore, and inspire with her unique style and indomitable spirit.

A moving portrait of an artist who is still testing, still experimenting, still searching, QUEEN OF HEARTS follows Flack as she takes her work in brand new directions and discusses her long-term struggles as the mother of a child with autism. Returning to the canvas for the first time in decades, it's clear that she still has something deep and genuine to communicate to the world.

"Artists do not just paint for themselves and they don’t simply paint for an audience. They paint because they have to," - Audrey Flack.

Countries

United States
Festivals
DOC NYC 2019
Director
Deborah Shaffer, Rachel Reichman (co-director)
Executive Producer
Mary Strauss
Producer
Davina Pardo, Deborah Shaffer, Amy Sultan
Cinematographer
Elizabeth Nichols, Brad Wickham
Editor
Rachel Reichman
Cast
Audrey Flack