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Release Date:
18 January 2011 (USA) See more »
The story of a family that suffers a tragedy, but perseveres and finds redemption through each other and their work - making art. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Francesca Woodman ... Herself (archive footage)
George Woodman ... Himself
Betty Woodman ... Herself
Charles Woodman ... Himself (as Charlie Woodman)
Patricia Sawin ... Herself
Edwin Frank ... Himself
Sloan Rankin ... Herself
Catherine Chermayeff ... Herself
Sabina Mirri ... Herself
Benjamin ... Himself (archive footage)
Glenn Palmer-Smith ... Himself
Robert Kushner ... Himself
Alexander Woodman ... Himself
Andrea Woodman ... Herself

Directed by
Scott Willis  (as C. Scott Willis)
Produced by
Neil Barrett .... producer
Jeff Werner .... producer
Scott Willis .... producer (as C. Scott Willis)
Original Music by
David Lang 
Cinematography by
Neil Barrett 
Film Editing by
Jeff Werner 
Art Direction by
Ekin Akalin 
Art Department
Collin Willis .... graphic artist
Sound Department
Kennedy Wright .... sound designer
Visual Effects by
Eric Reinhard .... lead compositor
Camera and Electrical Department
Greg Andracke .... additional photography (as Gregory Andracke)
Michael Bowles .... photography: Beijing
Richard Coppola .... camera operator: 3d motion capture camera
Philip Geyelin Jr. .... additional photography (as Philip Geyelin)
Magee McIlvaine .... key grip (as Magee McIlvane)
Chad Stayrook .... key grip
Kenzan Tsutakawa-Chinn .... key grip
Collin Willis .... key grip
Editorial Department
Magee McIlvaine .... assistant editor (as Magee McIlvane)
Todd Sali .... color correctionist
Todd Sali .... on-line editor
Tagui Chilyan .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Royce Jeffries .... assistant engineer
So Percussion .... musicians
Mike Vecchio .... assistant engineer
Lawson White .... original score producer
Lawson White .... original score recordist
Other crew
Michael Bowles .... creative consultant
Rachel Goslins .... creative consultant
Dorothy Batten .... special thanks
Andrew Cockburn .... special thanks
Leslie Cockburn .... special thanks
John Donvan .... special thanks
Sherry P. Geyelin .... special thanks
Katie Homans .... special thanks
Katarina Jerinic .... special thanks
Phil Alden Robinson .... special thanks
Patterson Sims .... special thanks
Mary-Sherman Willis .... special thanks
Alexander Woodman .... special thanks
Andrea Woodman .... special thanks
Betty Woodman .... special thanks
Charles Woodman .... special thanks (as Charlie Woodman)
George Woodman .... special thanks

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82 min
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Francesca Woodman:Real things don't frighten me - just the ones in my mind do.See more »


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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
a girl who took dignity and honesty to a fatal conclusion, 24 February 2013
Author: Keith Banks from Berlin, Germany

I'm surprised at the low score and negative reviewing of this documentary. Perhaps its a pinch too long but i don't think so. It seems peoples gripe is that there's too much of the family and not enough about Francesca? Um, shes dead. All that we can do is hope her family and friends at the time will communicate, all of whom do.

I hadn't heard of Francesca before but somebody recommended it and i thought it was haunting and a beautifully rendered documentary.It is interesting to see the competitiveness within an artistic household, that artists are not above trying to outdo their own family members. It also goes a ways to see why Francesca herself was so obsessively driven for success and recognition. Touching portrait of youth, mostly.

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