The Painter Sam Francis (2009)

The Painter Sam Francis
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 25mins.
Genres Documentary, Biopic
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Samuel Francis Actor Himself 1 1000001
Bruce Conner Actor Himself 1 1000002
Ed Ruscha Actor Himself 1 1000003
Ed Moses Actor Himself 1 1000004
Alfred Leslie Actor Himself 1 1000005
Walter Hopps Actor Himself 1 1000006
Jeffrey Perkins Director n/a 2 2000001
Jeffrey Perkins Producer n/a 3 3000001
Samantha Bertolotto Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Jeffrey Perkins Cinematographer n/a 402 6000002
Larry Janss Cinematographer n/a 402 6000003
Marc Vives Editor n/a 172 7000001
Charlie Curtis Music n/a 120781 8000001
An intimate portrait of and tribute to one of the leading lights of American abstract art: Samuel Francis. Here, we retrace Francis' life and career from his childhood in California to his artistic maturation in post-war Paris, his time spent in Japan, and his eventual return to the United States. A combination of interviews and scenes of the artist at work in his studio provide an insight into Francis' mysterious and complex personality, and its reflection in a body of work that is simultaneously diverse and singular.