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Altina (2014)

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Altina Schinasi, (1907 - 1999), was a paradox. Simultaneously seductive and reserved, her sheltered upbringing was in sharp contrast to the bold sexuality of her artwork, and she created a ... See full summary »

Director:

Peter Sanders

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Camille Billops Camille Billops ... Self
Zoe Caldwell ... Self
Charles Carey Charles Carey ... Self
Amy Fine Collins Amy Fine Collins ... Self
Laurette De Moro Laurette De Moro ... Self
Joseph Debor Joseph Debor ... Self
Jane Greenwood Jane Greenwood ... Self
Jim Hatch Jim Hatch ... Self
Claudia Jessup Claudia Jessup ... Self
Fernando Mas Fernando Mas ... Self
Tino Miranda Tino Miranda ... Self
Richard Pini Richard Pini ... Self
Jonathan Richards Jonathan Richards ... Self
Terry Sanders ... Self
Altina Schinasi ... Self
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Altina Schinasi, (1907 - 1999), was a paradox. Simultaneously seductive and reserved, her sheltered upbringing was in sharp contrast to the bold sexuality of her artwork, and she created a fashion sensation in the 1930s with her design for Harlequin eyeglasses. Altina is an affecting, provocative, and richly informative documentary about an American trendsetter-a woman before her time. Free of academic constraints and confident in her keen intellect, she crafted fragments of her life into sculptures that defined her surreal and original world. Her whimsical art was also anchored in social issues: her film on George Grosz took on the Holocaust, earning her an Oscar nomination and winning her the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival. She befriended Martin Luther King Jr. and supported his struggle. And during the Red Scare, she did not hesitate to hide John Berry-who was blacklisted for having directed a documentary on the Hollywood Ten-in her Beverly Hills home. As a sculptor, her ... Written by Peter and Victoria Sanders

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Who decreed that Art should just be something you nail up on a wall.

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Documentary

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Not Rated

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 September 2014 (USA) See more »

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New York City, New York, USA See more »

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$275,000 (estimated)
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Stereo

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1.78 : 1
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