BELLA BELLA | 2007
BELLA BELLA documents the latest chapter in major Bay Area sculptor Bella Feldman’s life and provides inspiration for anyone who thinks reaching 70 marks the time to pack it in. With creativity and verve Feldman overcomes the challenges of widowhood, a life threatening heart problem, and a new transatlantic relationship. Feldman’s art is strong yet feminine, inventive yet steeped in politics and history. Combining metal and glass, drawing and digital imagery, she tackles serious subject matter while maintaining an ironic and humorous edge. Bella Feldman continues to take risks in her life and in her art. She sees not taking on new challenges and closing down as the biggest risk – providing a wonderful role model for all of us.
Festivals and Screenings
Richmond Art Center, CA, 50 Year Survey of the Work of Bella Feldman, filmmaker in conversation with Feldman and DeWitt Chang
Better with Age: Three documentary films on California artists, art lovers, and aging,
Koret Auditorium, San Francisco, CA
Ninth Street Independent Film Center, San Francisco, CA
International Film Festival on Aging, Castro Theater, San Francisco, CA.
Official Selection Independents Film Festival, The Education Channel, Tampa, FL
Baltimore Women's Film Festival, Creative Alliance at The Patterson Theater, Maryland
Aratoi Museum, New Zealand.
Cal State Univ., Monterey Bay.
World Premiere Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA
Visual Lives - 4 Films Celebrate Art; Berkeley Art Center International Small Film Festival; Timken Hall, California College of the Arts San Francisco, CA; Arts Benicia, Benicia, CA Filmmaker and artist in person