A documentary feature about the most inﬂuential painter of the twentieth century that you have never heard of. Not Made in Heaven explores the myth of the artist through the cool, provocative, controlled, and quietly influential world of painter Philip Pearlstein. In the early 1960s, after serving in the US army and returning to college to study art under the GI Bill, a young painter went against the grain, broke with Abstract Expressionism, and began a 40 year project-that continues to this day-examining the naked human figure in large scale paintings that “tell it like it is.” Pearlstein’s move, away from the pack was dryly announced with his 1962 article in ArtNews: “Figure Paintings Today are Not Made in Heaven.” Directed by Sarah Bauer and Jen Dietrich Produced by Sarah Bauer, Jen Dietrich and Althea Wasow Fiscal Sponsor: Women Make Movies
Video Rating: 4 / 5
This is the first half of an excerpt from “BELONGING”, a recent environmental film narrated by Dustin Hoffman and the seventh documentary from Independent doc-makers Gerard Ungerman and Audrey Brohy. The 52-min film combines voices from cultural, scientific and spiritual backgrounds and makes a case for reduction and conservation. Gerard Ungerman, director of Free-Will Productions, introduces the excerpt and stresses the importance of changing behaviors in a society now faced with a barrage of converging crises. This first half is particularly focused on our complete dependence on fossil fuels and why in the end it is a good thing for the planet that, at this point, humanity doesnt possess any comparing energy alternatives.