Alice Neel (2007)
Movie: Alice Neel
- Director: Andrew Neel
- Stars: Alice Neel, Michel Auder, Phillip Bonosky, Chuck Close, Marlene Dumas, Cristina Lancella, Jeremy Lewison, Juan Martinez, Andrew Neel, Hartley Neel, Richard Neel, Linda Nochlin, Robert Storr
- Release Date: January 21, 2007
- Run Time: 81 min
- Genre: Documentary
The life and work of (1900-1984), American portrait painter. Part of the narration is chronological, part consists of interviews with friends, other artists, scholars, and family members, particularly two sons, Richard and Hartley, who are none too sanguine about their childhood and their mother\’s Bohemian life, and the filmmaker himself, a grandson whose querulous voice is heard from time to time. The film also includes footage of Neel, later in life, painting, talking, appearing on television, and giving lectures. Throughout, we see her paintings, bold, frank, and direct. After years of poverty and obscurity, fame comes as she nears 70.