Kino Press Release: The Woodmans

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    "Compelling... ...asks profound questions."
    - Stephen Holden, The New York Times

    "A must see!" - Melissa Anderson, The Village Voice

    "Captivating! Francesca Woodman's pictures will be a revelation." - GQ

    " original and extraordinary work." - Indiewire

    For Immediate Release
    New York, NY - May 8, 2012 - Kino Lorber is proud to announce the DVD release ofThe Woodmans (2010), a documentary by C. Scott Willis that examines the life of photographer Francesca Woodman, whose brilliant work was cut all too short by her tragic suicide. Drawing on interviews with Francesca's parents, as well as access to videos and personal journals, Willis paints a revealing and thoughtful portrait of this remarkable artistic family.
    Francesca Woodman's groundbreaking work remains as relevant as ever, and is currently being exhibited in a retrospective at the Guggenheim in New York throughout the spring of 2012.
    This powerful documentary comes to DVD with a street date of June 5th, and a SRP of $24.95.


    Portrait of Francesca Woodman and her father George Woodman, taken by Francesca Woodman.
    Untitled 1980 (New York)
    Photo credit: Kino Lorber / Betty and George Woodman

    The tragic story of Francesca Woodman, a young photographer renowned for her extraordinary nude self-portraits, The Woodmans is also the story of her brilliantly artistic family. Director C. Scott Willis shows how the struggle for fame in the high-stakes world of art resulted in tragedy, and then in healing and redemption.
    As a family, the Woodmans are noted for their talent. Betty Woodman, in particular, is an internationally renowned ceramicist whose work has been shown at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.


    George, Betty and Charlie Woodman at the Woodman studio in Antella, Italy.
    Photo credit: Kino Lorber / C. Scott Films LLC

    By piecing together Francesca's photos, never-before-seen experimental videos and personal journals, and through candid conversations with George and Betty Woodman, Charlie Woodman and a host of friends, Willis depicts four lives committed to art, and whose art lives through them.
    It is an extraordinary debut film that explores what it truly means to create.

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