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Mon. Mar 3, 2014 at 7:00pm EST
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Dir. Peter Sanders (79min, USA, 2012)
Mid-Atlantic Premiere

Born in a New York mansion to a Sephardic tobacco tycoon from Turkey, Altina Schinasi (1907-1999) quickly eclipsed her guarded childhood to make sexually liberated art with a flagrant audacity that became the trademark of a life lived to the fullest. She picked up an Oscar nomination for directing Interregnum, a film on George Grosz; befriended Martin Luther King Jr.; and hid a member of the Hollywood Ten during the Red Scare. These relationships, and those with four wildly different husbands, informed her most original artwork—Chairacter-sculptures that exuded the unencumbered sexuality of a feminist born before women had the right to vote.

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Goethe Institut 814 Seventh Street NW at I Street
Washington, DC 20001