Louise Bourgeois: The Spider, the Mistress and the Tangerine
Friday, November 28, 2008, 7:30 - 7:30 PM
321 Mercer Street, McCaw Hall, Seattle Center _Box office opens half hour before the first show Showtimes and Information: 206.633.7151_
$10.00 General Admission
$8.00 HENRY MEMBER / SIFF Supporter
(Show your membership card at the box office for this special discount)
SIFF Screens Louise Bourgeois: The Spider, the Mistress and the Tangerine from Friday November 28 through Thursday December 4. Visit their website for showtimes and more information.
Louise Bourgeois is, as Jerry Gorovoy, her assistant of 30 years puts it, “the real McCoy” Marion Cajori and Amei Wallach’s lovely documentary is a journey inside the life and imagination of this icon of modern art who is magnetic, mercurial, and emotionally raw onscreen. For six decades, Bourgeois has been at the forefront of successive new developments, but always on her own powerfully inventive and disquieting terms.At the age of 71, in 1982, she became the first woman to be honored with a major retrospective at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. In the decades since, she has created her most powerful and persuasive work. This film is a drama of creativity and revelation – an intimate engagement with the artist’s world that builds to a searing climactic scene, then rebounds in joy and reconciliation.