IMITATING LIFE: THE AUDACITY OF SUZANNE HEINTZ
WORLD PREMIERE When she didn’t find the perfect man with whom to build the perfect life, photographer Suzanne Heintz created her own—with mannequins. Wielding the camera as a weapon against conformity and suffocating gender roles, Heinz uses her outrageous self-portraits with plastic husband Chauncey and daughter Mary Margaret to explode the myth of the idyllic all-American family. Raw and cheeky, Imitating Life takes us into the irreverent, satirical and very funny mind of a unique and subversive artist.
An artist contends with loss through the process of creation, destruction and art-making.
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Section:Art + Design
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Director: Karen Whitehead
Executive Producer: Katherine De Francis
Producer: Katherine De Francis, Karen Whitehead
Writer: Katherine De Francis, Karen Whitehead, Pippa McBride
Cinematographer: Pierre Kattar, Evan Fairbanks, Steve Reynolds, Jim Goldsworthy
Editor: Pippa McBride
Music: C. Hoyser, T. Gross
Running Time: 67