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Georgia O'Keeffe (2009)

Biopic of American artist Georgia O'Keeffe and her husband, photographer Alfred Stieglitz.


Bob Balaban
Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 1 win & 25 nominations. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Joan Allen ... Georgia O'Keeffe
Jeremy Irons ... Alfred Stieglitz
Ed Begley Jr. ... Dr. Lee Steiglita
Kathleen Chalfant ... Mrs. Stieglitz
Linda Emond ... Beck Strand
Henry Simmons ... Jean Toomer
Tyne Daly ... Mabel Dodge Stern
Chad Brummett Chad Brummett ... Marsden Hartley
Steve Corona ... John Marin
Mary Evans Mary Evans ... Emmy
Jenny Gabrielle ... Dorothy Norman
Bruce McIntosh ... Mumford
Marc Miles ... Deskey
Robert Mirabal ... Tony Lujan
Bill Poague ... Duchamp


Biopic of American artist Georgia O'Keeffe and her husband, photographer Alfred Stieglitz.

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Her life was a work of art.


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For years in the early 1990s Michelle Pfeiffer was attached to her own Georgia O'Keefe project with her then production company Via Rose Productions. See more »


Part of this movie was filmed at Ghost Ranch in New Mexico. When Georgia walks out of the house in the morning she is barefoot. This would never happen in real life due to scorpions, fire ants, Cholla cactus thorns, tumbleweed thorns, and a plant called goat's-head weed. This plant has woody thorns that give the plant its nickname of puncturevine. See more »

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Needs a Big-Screen Release
20 September 2009 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

This movie requires a big-screen release. Any movie about a painter that does not need a big-screen is a basic failure, and this movie is no failure on any level.

First, we need to consider the lead actors. I have been enamored of Joan Allen's chops since I saw her in THE HEIDI CHRONICLES on stage. She has only gotten better. Jeremy Irons is, of course, a great actor. He has a great ability to portray real people from REVERSAL OF FORTUNE to here. Here he makes Alfred Steiglitz. as written by screenwriter Michael Cristofer vain, pompous, needy, funny, visionary and very, very real.

But the real brilliance here is the cinematography by Paul Elliott who capture's O'Keefe's lights and images in a startling way, from O'Keefe's actual paintings to Joan Allen's hands.

The only failure is its non-release on a big screen. Well, perhaps someday....

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Release Date:

19 September 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Biografía de Georgia O'Keeffe See more »

Filming Locations:

Abiquiu, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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