SIFF Features: “Who Does She Think She Is?”

14 Apr

I wanted to let you and your organization know that we are showing the important documentary film Who Does She Think She Is? at SIFF Cinema April 22-23. We are thrilled to announce that Academy Award- winning producer Pamela Tanner Boll (Born into Brothers) will be at both screenings for Q&As with the audience.

The film explores the unique experiences of women artists as they navigate the economic, psychological, and spiritual challenges of making work off the map of the elite art world. I have included more details about the film below, and you can watch the fantastic trailer here:

Feel free to email me with any questions about Who Does She Think She Is?, or SIFF Cinema in general. And please forward this email to anyone who might be interested in this documentary. We look forward to seeing you at the movies!
Plays Wednesday- Thursday, April 22-23
A woman still has to choose between what she loves and who she loves. What if she didn’t?
Who Does She Think She Is?, a riveting documentary by the Academy Award-winning production team behind Born Into Brothels, features five bold women who navigate some of the most problematic intersections of our time: parenting and creativity, partnering and independence, economics and art. Women often feel that they need to choose between motherhood and work, but these five women refuse to choose. Through their lives Tanner Boll explores what it means to nurture children and family, and keep the creative fire burning within.

The film considers an era when women were revered as cultural muses, and the modern era when most people are unable to name a handful of female artists. Tanner Boll’s energetic camera documents actual work, giving us a feel for the creative process. In interviews with the artists, and in some cases, their families, Boll raises important questions about how art is valued in our culture. The Guerrilla Girls and other art world figures contribute their perspectives to this engaging film that posits the question-“Can women be artists and mothers and wives?”-and answers with a resounding “Yes!”

Upcoming at SIFF Cinema:

Hitchcock Double Bill- Thursday, April 16
Rear Window and Vertigo in Hi-Def

Revanche- May 1-14
Academy Award Nominee for Best Foreign Language Film 2008

Katyn- May 15-20
Premiere, co-presented with the Seattle Polish Film Festival

2009 Seattle International Film Festival- May 21- June 14!!


One Response to “SIFF Features: “Who Does She Think She Is?””

  1. alahmari2007 April 15, 2009 at 8:39 am #


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