The Royal Academy
Showing at 09:30PM on Tuesday, April 12, 2005
More Competition Films, Documentaries
Tuesday, April 12 at 9:30pm at Enzian Theater
Saturday, April 16 at 2:00pm at Regal Winter Park Village
USA, 2004, 60 MIN
DIRECTED BY TONY CANE-HONEYSETT
Every year, thousands of amateur artists compete with professionals for the honor of exhibiting their work at The Royal Academy of Art's Summer Exhibition. British-born filmmaker Tony Cane-Honeysett returns to his birthplace to follow the quest of one artist—who just happens to be his mother—to exhibit her work. Thwarted in her desire to be a professional painter, Mary Cane-Honeysett has devoted her life to recording post-War London with detailed paintings that depict an age slowly being lost to modernization. With failing eyesight but unwavering determination, Mary accepts the competitive challenge this year, just as she has every year since 1965. This film covers art, history, preservation, and the creative process … not to mention mothers and sons. But then again, mostly it's a charming and fun look at a feisty 74-year-old woman determined to get into the Exhibition on her 38th try. Will she make it this year?
USA, 2004, 38 MIN
DIRECTED BY ARLENE DONNELLY NELSON AND DAVID NELSON
Eighty-five HIV-positive people bare their souls and their bodies (for photographer Spencer Tunick), offering an unsentimental portrait of life with AIDS in America today. From the creators of Naked States (FFF 2000, Audience Award Winner for Best Doc Feature).