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Queen of Hearts: Audrey Flack

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.

"...she has been an incredible photorealist, armed with a convincing spray brush. Now, the artist finally gets her due in this documentary about her life." Nadja Sayej, Forbes


Main credits

Shaffer, Deborah (film director)
Shaffer, Deborah (film producer)
Reichman, Rachel (film director)
Reichman, Rachel (editor of moving image work)
Pardo, Davina (film producer)
Flack, Audrey (on-screen participant)

Other credits

Cinematography, Elizabeth Nichols, Brad Wickham.

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Distributor subjects

Art, Biography, Disability, Women Directors, Women's Studies


Art, Photorealism, Biography, Disability; "Queen of Hearts: Audrey Flack"; Film Movement; Audrey Flack