David Shapiro’s portrait of a driven art collector with a tragic past had its world premiere at Hot Docs last year. It went on to screen at DOC NYC, New Orleans, Los Angeles, Hamptons, Atlanta, and Sarasota, among other events.
I previously wrote about the film for DOC NYC’s program, saying:
Martina, the director of a prominent NYC gallery, is an obsessive collector of the work of late outsider artist Roy Ferdinand, which chronicled a violent, sexual pre-Katrina New Orleans. When she meets Ferdinand’s sisters, they are drawn together by common experience: Martina too is haunted by the spectre of her own brother, the 14-year-old victim of an unsolved murder in 1978 Queens. David Shapiro intricately weaves together the stories of these two brothers in this indelible nonfiction mystery.