Posted at 5:45 PM on August 15, 2007
by Euan Kerr
"Charis Wilson 1934" Edward Weston (Image courtesy of NW Documentary)
Art photography fans in Minneapolis will have an opportunity to see a new documentary about Edward Weston and his wife and muse Charis Wilson. Then they'll have the opportunity to grill the folks who made "Eloquent Nude."
And unlike many screenings where the filmmakers just turn up for the first show, director Ian McCluskey, and Minnesota-native Associate Producer Julie Gliniany will attend all six screenings to talk about the film.
Weston met Wilson when she was just 19, and she served as a model and artistic collaborator as they travelled the Western USA during the Great Depression making photographs of what they saw.
Weston became known as the pioneers of modern photography, but Wilson was a hugely important part of the work which made him famous. She wrote many of the photography articles which appeared under his name. Wilson, who is now in her 90's, appears in the film and looks back at their life and work together.
The film will show first tomorrow night at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts,
The movie will then get what the Portland-based film crew call its "Big Screen" release at the Riverview Theater on Friday (when McClusky and Gliniany will be joined at 5.30 by George Slade of Minnesota Center for Photography,) and Saturday, with shows at noon and 5.30. Admission to all the shows is $5.