FESTIVALS:
* International Premiere in Rome Film Festival
* Tribeca
* Vancouver
* Silverdocs

AWARDS:
* Winner of Best New York Documentary Award, Tribeca Festival


The Woodmans

Category |Arts&Culture, Human Interest, Investigative
Year | 2010
Country | USA
Running time | 82’ - 60'
Format | HD
Production | C Scott Films LCC
Director | C Scott Willis


The Woodmans is an inspiring portrait of one family's fall and redemption in the often brutal world of art. Family patriarch George is a professor and painter. Wife and mother Betty is a ceramicist who earns her own show at The Met. Charlie, their son, is a video artist. Most highly regarded is Francesca, their daughter, one of the late 20th century's most recognized photographers, whose fame came after a tragedy that would forever scar the family. Candid interviews with George, Betty, Charlie, and a host of friends we come to understand how significant the importance of art-making has been to this family. Francesca's work emerges in a highly developed way at a very early age. Through the creative use of her journal entries, experimental videos, and dynamic photographs, director C. Scott Willis brings us into the life of this young artist in a very intimate, visceral, and tragic way. His debut feature documentary is an original and extraordinary work that plumbs the depths of what it truly means to be an artist.

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