OCT 17 | Mon. 7 PM | Mundelein 204 | Free
The provocative work and heroic life of 17th century female artist Artemisia Gentileschi inspires filmmaker Ellen Weissbrod’s own coming of middle age struggle to be “a woman like that.” A very modern film about a 400 year old painter, A Woman Like That tells the incredible story of a woman who had a career, survived a famous rape trial and became famous in her own time. Lost to history for centuries, Artemisia is now known as the first important female artist. Filmed in New York, St. Louis and Kentucky, A Woman Like That includes rarely seen paintings from private collections and intimate views inside museums in Rome, Florence and Naples. Filmmaker Ellen Weissbrod will intro the film and stay for a post-screening Q&A.