ART TRANSFORMS: an Arts In Film Short Program
The Advancement of the Arts has always been at the heart of the Wine Country Film Festival since our inception in 1986. Here is a collection of short films about remarkable artists for your pleasure.
In This Program
Geoffrey Quinn, Christine Weicher / Arts In Film, Documentary, Shorts / USA / 2013 / Art, Buddhism, Cultural, Seniors, Spirituality, Woman Filmmaker / 27 minsAt 95 years, Wilma Daubenspeck Cliff is an undiscovered American artist with a life well lived. But, her life also is not without tragedy and that centered -- and distinguished -- her art. In this 27-minute short documentary, the artist narrates her journey.
In Person: Filmmakers Geoffrey Quinn, Christine Weicher and nonagenarian Wilma Daubenspeck Cliff (Saturday ONLY) with some of her art in hand.
Tom Gidwitz / Arts In Film, Shorts / USA / 2013 / Art, History, Literature / 7 minsAlthough Herman Melville wrote 'Moby Dick,' a classic of world literature, he was all but forgotten when he died. This off-beat biography follows him from his first voyage on a whaling ship in 1841, through fame, failure, and death to the present day, where he enjoys his posthumous success.
In Person: Director Tom Gidwitz to attend./h4>
Kerry Gardner / Arts In Film, Documentary, International, Shorts / Australia / 2012 / Art, Cultural / 9 minsIn 1995 Corbett Lyon, a young Australian architect visited the Peggy Guggenheim Museum in Venice and was impressed with the public/private nature of turning a home into a public museum. Filled with color and beautiful works, Corbett and his wife Yueji describe the challenges and joys of life as part of the 'exhibit' in the world's only purpose built 'Housemuseum.'
Arturo L. Garza / Arts In Film, Documentary, Shorts / USA / 2012 / Art, Latino, Spirituality / 29 minsCarmen Lomas Garza celebrates her Mexican American heritage through traditional art forms rendered in her unique style. Among those forms are papeles picados, the Mexican art of cut paper, familiar as banners that flutter in the breeze at birthday parties. Imagine these paper cut-outs as grand in scale as the great Mexican murals, built to withstand Texas hurricane winds and abate freeway noise, but like their paper ancestors, letting air and light pass.
In Person: Director Arturo Garza and Artist Carmen Lomas Garza will appear along with her unique art.