Louise Bourgeois: The Spider, the Mistress and the Tangerine (2008)

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Born in 1911, sculptor Louise Bourgeois has been a major figure in contemporary American art since the early '60s, having earned an international reputation for her abstract pieces that embrace the appetites of human sexuality and the emotional dynamics of youth in a rich variety of ways. Filmmakers Marion Cajori and Amei Wallach offer an intriguing look at Bourgeois, her art, and her working methods in the documentary Louise Bourgeois: The Spider, the Mistress and the Tangerine. Active and … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts, Documentary
Directed By: ,
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On DVD: Jun 23, 2009
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Zeitgeist Films

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Critic Reviews for Louise Bourgeois: The Spider, the Mistress and the Tangerine

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An investment that has paid off by producing an unexpectedly lyrical and poetic portrait.

Full Review… | May 22, 2009
Time Out
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The film stands alone as a remarkable achievement, as intimate a portrayal of a living artist as one could ask for. And a likeable one at that.

Full Review… | February 6, 2009
Houston Chronicle
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Remembrances by aides and relatives plus antique photos and close-ups of her work -- including her iconic giant spiders -- round out the loving film.

Full Review… | June 27, 2008
New York Post
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Louise Bourgeois is absorbing, largely because of Bourgeois' striking art, prickly personality, and assured intensity.

Full Review… | June 26, 2008
AV Club
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This uncommonly elegant and evocative portrait of Louise Bourgeois reveals much about the haunting and haunted master while leaving intact the thing you cannot explain.

Full Review… | June 25, 2008
New York Times
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The artist's festering recollections of her girlhood mesh with guided first-person tours of her sculptures, creating a privileged look into a psyche rendered solid.

Full Review… | June 25, 2008
Village Voice
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