The Woodmans @ 360 | 365


Earlier today I went over to Dryden Theatre to view the film The Woodmans as part of the 360 | 365 George Eastman House Film Festival. I really enjoyed it. Sarah introduced me to the film (gotta love Facebook) and it was everything I had hoped it would be. The story of Francesca Woodman is widely known. A photographic prodigy in the 1970’s, her life ended tragically. Director C. Scott Willis did a really great job of talking about Francesca’s life and work while also sharing the story of her parents and brother which I had known little about. The parents, Betty and George, are quite the characters and made the film enjoyable to watch. Also, I could look at Francesca’s work for HOURS.


“A fascinating, unflinching portrait of the late photographer Francesca Woodman, told through the young artist’s work (including experimental videos and journal entries) and remarkably candid interviews with her artist parents Betty and George (a ceramic sculptor and painter/photographer), who have continued their own artistic practices while watching Francesca’s professional reputation eclipse their own.” -Synopsis from Kino Lorber website

Portrait of Francesca Woodman and her father George Woodman, taken by Francesca Woodman.
Untitled 1980 (New York)
[Credit: Lorber Films / Betty and George Woodman | src]

Photo by Francesca Woodman.
Untitled 1977-78 (Rome)
[Credit: Lorber Films / Betty and George Woodman | src]

Ha! No, this photo isn’t from the film. It looks super vibrant after those b/w photos right? Anyways, I couldn’t possibly pass up the YUMMY gelato from the Eastman House Cafè. Could you? How was your Saturday? Did you see the film? What did you think? Enough questions, I need to stop blogging and get back to work printing my final project!


Author: Megan Charland

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