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Christine Bernsten ... Charis Wilson
Eric DiIlio ... Ansel Adams
Frank DiMarco ... Voice of Edward Weston (voice)

Jason T. Edwards ... Rondal Partridge (as Jason Edwards)
Rachel Fern Harris ... Herself
Arthur Ollman ... Himself
Ritah Parrish ... Narrator
Rondal Partridge ... Himself

Barrett Rudich ... Edward Weston
Jonathan Spaulding ... Himself
Jennifer Watts ... Herself
Charis Wilson ... Herself

Directed by
Ian McCluskey 
Produced by
Kate Cypcar .... associate producer
Julie Gliniany .... associate producer
Original Music by
Thad Beckman 
Peter Bosack 
Hamilton Cheifetz 
Daniel Crommie 
The Djangophiles 
Jess Fry 
Tom Grant 
Tamara Turner 
Cinematography by
Ian McCluskey 
Brett Wood 
Film Editing by
Ian McCluskey 
Costume Design by
Michelle Freedman 
Sarah Sheets 
Sound Department
Jason T. Edwards .... re-recording mixer (as Jason Edwards)
Jason T. Edwards .... sound designer
Jason T. Edwards .... sound effects editor (as Jason Edwards)
Jason T. Edwards .... sound mixer

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Canada:57 min | USA:57 min
Color (some scenes)


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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Lovely Charis, 11 May 2009
Author: Bob Taylor ( from Canada

Alfred Stieglitz and Georgia O'Keeffe were great partners in love and art, and now Edward Weston and Charis Wilson have been brought to my attention thanks to this hour-long documentary. The makers have combined the original photos with filmed reenactments of Edward and Charis at work using actors; there is also newsreel footage of soup kitchens and other facts of the Depression. We have color footage of the 91-year old Charis reminiscing about her years with Weston--about ten in all. Altogether it is a fascinating reconstruction of one of the great collaborations in twentieth-century photography.

The photos seem to breathe, they are so vivid. The flesh of her body contrasted with the grey sand in those photos of 1936 has a tremendous erotic power. Thank God for Guggenheim grants.

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