Detroit Film Theatre


Saturday, October 22, 2011

1:00 PM

(USA/2010—directed by Ellen Weissbrod)
Documentary filmmaker Ellen Weissbrod merged her own coming-of-middle-age story with her pursuit of the truths behind the legends about 17th century female painter Artemisia Gentileschi, represented in the DIA collection by her monumental painting Judith with the Head of Holofernes. A Woman Like That is a freewheeling tribute to an artist whose bold life and inspiring message leaps across centuries to speak to us all. The enduring power of her story is revealed through her singular works of art, and the filmmaker learns that it matters who gets to tell it. Presented by the Friends of Detroit Film Theatre and DIA European Paintings Council. (102 min.)
“Stunning!” –Carol Gilligan, In a Different Voice