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A bit bored with her habitual subject matter of the New England rich, renowned American art photographer Tina Barney set out to capture the upper class milieu of Europe — new money and old — with her signature artist’s tool: a large format camera. Gliding through grand apartments, lavish parties, and country chateaux, Barney comes away with astonishing images, saturated with color and theatrically composed. These oversized photographs, as luxurious and captivating as their settings, amusingly confront the privilege of wealth and the eccentricity of her subjects with shocking clarity. Watch the Trailer from “Tina Barney on Youtube
Challenging and honest, TINA BARNEY: SOCIAL STUDIES, from director Jaci Judelson (Undressed), details the artist’s creative and technical processes, explores the ramifications of her work, and succeeds as delicious entertainment in its own right — an often amusing, intimate portrait of a woman born into a life of privilege who came to turn her world into art
An Official Selection at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, Sarasota Film Festival, Newport International Film Festival and Sheffield International Documentary Festival, TINA BARNEY: SOCIAL STUDIIES is the next installment in the INDIEPIX CLASSICS line, the distributor’s exclusive new imprint shining a light on films that celebrate the very best of their highly-curated catalog. Earlier IndiePix Classics releases, specially priced for passionate cinephiles, including Shirin Neshat’s Venice Silver Lion Award WinnerWOMEN WITHOUT MEN, Palola Mendoza’s poignant family drama, ENTRE NOS, one of Michael Moore’s Best Films of 2009, and Noaz Deshe’s powerful WHITE SHADOW.
PROGRAM INFORMATIONType: DVD Running Time: 56 minutes Genre: Documentary Aspect Ratio: 3:4 Audio: Stereo