The gallerist Bernice Steinbaum is an instigator: she’s been described as a “fireball” and “overwhelming” by artists who’ve worked with her. A new documentary by Kristina Sorge goes inside Steinbaum’s tireless and lifelong efforts to champion the work of female artists and artists of color, at a time when their art was considered second-tier.
Steinbaum devoted her career to both social and artistic causes. The racial and gender inequality of the art world, especially in her early years, bled into hurdles and hardships that not only posed a problem for Steinbaum but also for the artists she resolutely represented. Despite the setbacks, she maintained her belief that, when confronted with obstacles in the art world, “you only need one person to believe in you and that should be magic.”
The 26th Annual San Diego Jewish Film Festival showcased 60 of the best contemporary Jewish themed films from around the world.
Date: February 7, 2016
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Monday night’s sold-out screening of the short documentary film, Bernice, was the icing on the cake for what turned out to be an incredibly successful festival. The film took home two awards including the Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary in addition to the Audience Choice Award for Favorite Film.
Program: Documentary Shorts #1 Date: Sunday, January 17, 2016 Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm (PST) Screening Location: Coronado School of the Arts, Black Box Theatre, 650 D Avenue, Coronado, CA 92118 Ticket sales & box office location Full schedule & calendar Read about the launch of the Coronado Island Film Festival in the Hollywood Reporter
San Diego Jewish Film Festival (February 4 – 14, 2016) Program 4: Curator Raves Date: Monday, February 8, 2016 Time: 8:00pm (PST) Location: ArcLight Cinemas La Jolla 4425 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego, CA 92122