"a woman like that" screening of documentary and discussion with the director, Tuesday, March 1st
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 altogether 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 story-telling — in paintings, in films and in our own 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.