Coming to theatres today, Wednesday, August 10: AN ART THAT NATURE MAKES: THE WORK OF ROSAMOND PURCELL
Molly Bernstein’s portrait of a nature-focused photographer had its world premiere at DOC NYC last year. Other screenings have included Washington DC’s Environmental, Cleveland, and Maine, among other fests.
I previously wrote about the film for DOC NYC’s program, saying:
Finding unexpected beauty in the overlooked, discarded, and decayed, photographer Rosamond Purcell has developed a body of work that has garnered international acclaim, fruitful collaborations with writers such as Stephen Jay Gould, and admirers like Errol Morris. Bernstein details Purcell’s fascination with the natural world – from a mastodon tooth to a hydrocephalic skull – offering insight into her unique way of recontextualizing objects both ordinary and strange into sometimes disturbing but always breathtaking visual studies.