Queen of Hearts: Audrey Flack
Directed by Deborah Shaffer and Rachel Reichman
Streaming from Friday, November 13
“Flack has been an incredible photorealist, armed with a convincing spray brush. Now the artist finally gets her due in this documentary.”—Nadja Sayej, Forbes
At 88 years-old, Audrey Flack holds a unique place in the history of contemporary art in America. Feminist, rebel, mother, painter, sculptor and teacher, Flack’s often controversial 40-year career evolved from abstract expressionism in the 1950s to photorealism in the 1970s. One of the first women ever included in the famed Janson’s History of Art, Flack continues to create, explore, and inspire with her unique style and indomitable spirit.
Queen of Hearts follows Flack as she takes her work in a brand new direction and reveals her long-term struggles as the mother of a child with autism. Flack has something deep and genuine to communicate to the world. She is a provocateur and a rebel, an example and an inspiration. Queen of Hearts is a moving portrait of an artist who is still testing, still experimenting, and still searching.
A selection of the DOC NY Film Festival. 2019, U.S., 75 minutes. Recommended for 16+.