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Art Films presents… Aggie

Directed by: Catherine Gund | 2020 | 1h 32m | Unrated

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THIS EVENT IS FREE TO THE PUBLIC!
All attendees must RSVP before 4:00pm on November 18th to participate.
Registered attendees will receive an email at 6:45pm with a screening link & password to view the film, as well as a link to join in on the post-film Q&A discussion.

**PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A VIRTUAL SCREENING ONLY AND WILL NOT BE TAKING PLACE AT OUR SOUTH BEACH THEATER**

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Co-presented by O Cinema and Oolite Arts,
Art Films presents the best of films by and about artists, followed by a post-film discussion. This edition will feature a FREE online screening of AGGIE on Wednesday, November 18th @ 7:00pm, followed by a post-film discussion with director Catherine Gund & Oolite Arts President/CEO Dennis Scholl.

Aggie is a feature-length documentary that explores the nexus of art, race, and justice through the story of art collector and philanthropist Agnes “Aggie” Gund’s life. Emmy-nominated director Catherine Gund focuses on her mother’s journey to give viewers an understanding of the power of art to transform consciousness and inspire social change. Aggie is internationally recognized for her robust and prescient support of artists– particularly women and people of color–and her unwavering commitment to social justice issues. After falling in love with art as a high-school student, Aggie discovers a new way of looking at the world. The film opens with Aggie selling Roy Lichtenstein’s “Masterpiece” For $165 million to start the Art for Justice Fund. The proceeds from one of the highest grossing artworks ever sold fuel a monumental effort to reform the American criminal justice system and end mass incarceration. The film captures Aggie as a true maverick who demonstrates the unique role and potential of collectors and benefactors to use art to fight justice. This is untapped terrain, and we see Aggie leading the way.

POST-FILM Q&A:

To join the post-film Q&A (via Zoom) you’ll need to go HERE as soon as the film ends.

“Aggie is a film every art center in the country should show to its supporters and community as its positive message is inspiring, aspiring, and beautiful.”
– FILM THREAT