Stories We Tell Film Series: Aggie
In collaboration with the Tampa Bay International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, with support provided by the Art Bridges Foundation, the Museum of Fine Arts is proud to present “Stories We Tell,” a film series centered on LGBTQ artists, filmmakers, and allies and their role in advancing conversations about art, social justice, and queer visibility. The second film in the series, Aggie, will be screened online.
Aggie is a feature-length documentary that explores the nexus of art, race, and justice through the story of art collector and philanthropist Agnes “Aggie” Gund’s life. Emmy-nominated director Catherine Gund focuses on her mother’s journey to give viewers an understanding of the power of art to transform consciousness and inspire social change. Aggie is internationally recognized for her robust and prescient support of artists–particularly women and people of color–and her unwavering commitment to social justice issues. After falling in love with art as a high-school student, Aggie discovers a new way of looking at the world. The film opens with Aggie selling Roy Lichtenstein’s Masterpiece for $165 million to start the Art for Justice Fund. The proceeds from one of the highest grossing artworks ever sold fuel a monumental effort to reform the American criminal justice system and end mass incarceration. The film captures Aggie as a true maverick who demonstrates the unique role and potential of collectors and benefactors to use art to fight justice. This is untapped terrain, and we see Aggie leading the way. 1hr. 32 min; Directed by Catherine Gund, who founded DIVA TV, the video activism affinity group documenting ACT UP protests. WATCH TRAILER
The virtual screening will be immediately followed by a pre-recorded interview with the director.
Free for MFA members; $5 for not-yet members
*A link will be sent 24 hours prior to the screening
In Partnership with Tampa Bay International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival