Queen of Hearts: Audrey Flack

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Queen of Hearts: Audrey Flack

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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, Audrey’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, Audrey 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, still searching. NR, 75 min.

“Flack’s bluntness and wry humor is on full display, both about her work and her experiences under the patriarchal confines of the art world.” - Hyperallergic

"What’s refreshing about Deborah Shaffer and Rachel Reichman‘s look is how intimate and personal it feels, grounding a remarkable woman in a very personable and extraordinary light…This is what art is for, creating a kind of symbiosis between creator and audience.” - Film Inquiry

"…she has been an incredible photorealist, armed with a convincing spray brush. Now, the artist finally gets her due in this documentary.” - Forbes