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Eva Hesse (2016)

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Documentary feature film focusing on the life and times of Eva Hesse, a ground-breaking artist who was active in New York and Germany in the 1960's.

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Cast

Cast overview:
Selma Blair ... Eva Hesse (voice)
Bob Balaban ... Wilhelm Hesse (voice)
Patrick Kennedy ... Sol Lewitt (voice)
Julia-Maria Köhler ... Eva Hesse (voice)
Ernst August Schepmann Ernst August Schepmann ... Wilhelm Hesse (voice)
Michael Che Koch Michael Che Koch ... Sol Lewitt (voice)
Tom Doyle Tom Doyle ... Himself
Werner Nekes ... Himself
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Storyline

A superstar in the art world, but little known outside, why does Eva Hesse continue to excite passions? This brilliant, gifted and visionary woman of 1960s NY survives personal chaos while creating work that changes the profile of art history. Along with creating a significant and deeply influential body of work during her short life, her story overlaps some of 20th century's most intriguing moments: Germany in the 1930's, New York's Jewish culture of immigration in the 1940's and the art scene in Manhattan and Germany in the 1960's. Hesse, one of the most important 20th century artists is finally revealed in this character-driven film, an emotionally gripping and inspiring journey with an artist of uncommon talent, a woman of extraordinary courage.

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 April 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tracing the Rope: Eva Hesse, Life + Work See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,780, 1 May 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$114,105, 12 June 2016
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Company Credits

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BDKS Productions See more »
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Color | Black and White (archive footage)
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Beautiful Documentary
22 July 2017 | by foodnpoolSee all my reviews

Best artist documentary I have seen in years, very moving and really unprecedented insight into this amazing artist. The contributions from artists that knew here were amazing, as well as some of the recovered journal entries. So interesting to see the thoughts this artist was happening as she was dealing with her illness and at the same time her meteoric rise as an artist on the international scene. Must see documentary.


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