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Kino Lorber and Zeitgeist Films: "EVA HESSE"... DVD

Kino Lorber and Zeitgeist Films are proud to announce the DVD release of EVA HESSE, a film by Marcie Begleiter that explores the career of one of the most important artists of the 20th century. Through the artist's diaries and archival interviews, the film paints an intimate portrait Eva Hesse's life and work. This critically-acclaimed documentary was named a New York Times Critic's Pick.

EVA HESSE will become available on DVD August 15th, with a SRP of $29.95. Special features include a filmmaker introduction, 7 additional scenes, photo gallery, and the trailer. The film will also become available digitally on iTunes on August 15th.

Eva Hesse (1936-1970) is one of America's foremost postwar artists. Her pioneering sculptures, using latex, fiberglass, and plastics, helped establish the post-minimalist movement. Dying of a brain tumor at age 34, she had a mere decade-long career that, despite its brevity, is dense with complex, intriguing works that defy easy categorization.

EVA HESSE, the first feature-length appreciation of her life and work, makes superb use of the artist's voluminous journals, her correspondence with close friend and mentor Sol LeWitt, and contemporary as well as archival interviews with fellow artists (among them, Richard Serra, Robert Mangold, Dan Graham) who recall her passionate, ambitious, tenacious personality.

Art critic Arthur Danto has written that her work is: "full of life, of eros, even of comedy... Each piece vibrates with originality and mischief." The documentary captures these qualities, but also the psychic struggles of an artist who, in the downtown New York art scene of the 1960s, was one of the few women to make work that was taken seriously in a field dominated by male pop artists and minimalists. (Karen Cooper, Director, Film Forum)
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