Alice Neel Poster

Release Date: April 20th, 2007

DVD Release Date: October 21st, 2008

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 22 min

Plot Summary
Filmmaker Andrew Neel, grandson of artist Alice Neel, examines his grandmother's artistic achievements and turbulent personal life.

Director: Andrew Neel

Genres: Documentary

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Andrew Neel's fascinating but troubling documentary about his famous grandmother is more than a mere biography of an important 20th-century artist: It's also an intimate portrait of a family member that questions whether or not "great artist" and "good parent" can ever be combined in the same person. show more

  • For all the juicy storytelling, Alice Neel remains, in this film, a cipher: brash, grandmotherly, and beyond understanding. show more

  • Comes across as a cautionary tale. show more

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