WOMEN WITH VISION


Pola Rapaport's Family Secret
Film/Video
WOMEN WITH VISION: CROSSING BOUNDARIES
SPOTLIGHT ON POLA RAPAPORT

WEDNESDAY,
MARCH 28, 2001,
7 PM

$6 ($4 WALKER MEMBERS)
AUDITORIUM



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Introduced by director Pola Rapaport
The daughter of an American mother and Romanian father, Pola Rapaport grew up in New York City. Her personal, often autobiographical films about family and discovery have been screened at major international festivals around the world.

BLIND LIGHT

Directed by Pola Rapaport
Mixing documentary and dramatization, Blind Light frames stories about three people set on the island of Capri: Swedish doctor-author Axel Munthe, whose study of light left him unable to look at the sun; a disenchanted photographer (played by Edie Falco of The Sopranos) who discovers the doctor's villa; and the filmmaker herself during a life-affirming moment while on vacation. 1998, U.S., 16mm, 58 minutes.


WITH
FAMILY SECRET

Directed by Pola Rapaport
In a fortuitous case of the right circumstances being presented to the right person, Pola Rapaport's newest film mixes mystery with fact. An unexpected letter arrives postmarked Bucharest, and the hidden story of the filmmaker's lost brother begins to unfold. Family Secret is a visually stunning portrait intertwining the Rapaport family's personal story and the sociopolitical history of Europe and the United States during the 20th century. 2000, U.S./France, in English/French/Romanian with English subtitles, video, 58 minutes.




WOMEN WITH VISION: CROSSING BOUNDARIES IS MADE POSSIBLE BY GENEROUS SUPPORT FROM THE MINNESOTA WOMEN'S FOUNDATION AND THE BUSH FOUNDATION, WITH ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FROM THE MINNESOTA FILM BOARD.