Sunday, November 10, 2019
Queen of Hearts Audrey Flack (2019) DOC NYC 2019
At a time when most art films are trying to be daring in presentation via animation or clever computer tricks, QUEEN OF HEARTS is decidedly old school. The film is a combination of interviews fly on the wall observation mixed with an endless supply of her art. It is a so over whelming that fans will die from overload and non fans will become fans. Clearly director Deborah Shaffer and Rachel Reichman wisely understand that some stories don't need bells and whistles.
You will forgive me not going on about the film, but to be perfectly honest, like the no nonsense approach of the directors, the best thing I can say about QUEEN OF HEARTS is simply just see it. It is a wonderful portrait of a move and shaker in the art world, who is also one hell of a grand lady. You don't need me to recount the tales she so magnificently relates.
Go see QUEEN OF HEARTS and not only be informed but be entertained as well. How often can you say that about a documentary? As such it it is highly recommended.
QUEEN OF HEARTS plays again on November 14. For more information and tickets go here