Screening of "A Woman Like That"

Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Center for Creative Photography Tucson, AZ 85721

On January 25th, the Department of French and Italian will be co-sponsoring a showing of the film A Woman Like That, about the artist Artemisia Gentileschi.  After the film, there will be a Question and Answer session with director Ellen Weissbrod. 

Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-1653) was one of the first female artists to achieve recognition in her own time.  She was taught to paint by her father Orazio, a renowned follower of Caravaggio.  Artemisia’s life story includes a famous rape trial when she was 17 years old, friendship and support from Galileo and the Medici, and--most striking for her time –a career as a working, professional artist.

In A Woman Like That, filmmaker Ellen Weissbrod merges her own coming of middle-age story with her pursuit of the truths behind the legends of 17th century female painter Artemisia Gentileschi’s meaningful art and dramatic life. The event will include a question and answer session after the film with Ellen Weissbrod. The film is 93 minutes.

The event will begin at 5:30pm

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