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Plot Summary
A couple (Dorothy Vogel, Herbert Vogel) redefine what it means to be an art collector.

Cast: Dorothy Vogel , Herbert Vogel ,

Director: Megumi Sasaki

Genres: Documentary

Herb & Dorothy (2008)

Release Date: January 1st, 2008

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  • 75
    Walter Addiego San Francisco Chronicle

    This easygoing movie fully captures the couple's charm and offers a unique look at the '60s and '70s New York art scene. show more

  • 80
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Herb and Dorothy, a documentary by Megumi Sasaki, grows on you just as its subjects do. show more

  • 60
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Director Megumi Sasaki's film feels like a cozy visit with neighbors whose insights are priceless. show more

  • June 19, 2009 CoolCatBaxter05
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    This documentary is extremely moving and stimulating. It is on one level a charming story about a couple who accomplished something phenomenal (collecting over 4000 pieces of art on a tiny salary) and it would not have been possible if they had not found each other. In almost every scene the two are holding hands and you know that everything they have done is because of their love. On another level, it shows why they would collect so many pieces of minimalist, dense, almost incomprehensible art. Obsession, yes, plays a part, but they desperately want to know about the artist, their thought process, and their unique vision of the world around them. One artist who was interviewed in the film said that art helps people connect themselves to the objects that surround us--the Vogels love to see different peoples' perspectives, and that's why they did it. This movie was extremely touching and thought-provoking, making me wonder how I see the world, and how I would express it. I highly recommend this movie to artists, philosophers, and anyone else searching for depth in their life.

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