Eli Ridgway Gallery is presenting a special screening of Serious Play: The Worlds of Helen Levitt, a fresh portrait exploring the untold story of camera-shy photographer Helen Levitt, who hid behind her lens creating unforgettable visual poetry of New York.
One of America’s great photographers revered by fellow artists, Helen Levitt is no household name. And that’s just how she liked it. Taking on this no-nonsense poker-playing spirit, Serious Play brings alive a lyrical New York of bohemian worlds and innovative work to share how Levitt defied artistic convention, transforming American independent photography and film forever.
About Tanya Sleiman: Tanya Sleiman is an independent documentary filmmaker and teacher. She recently taught Cinema Studies with NYU Tisch School of the Arts in Havana, Cuba, where she was the 2011 on-site Program Director for documentary production. In 2009, Tanya inaugurated the first course of documentary film production at Brown University Summer Studies, returning in 2010 and 2011.
SERIOUS PLAY: THE WORLDS OF HELEN LEVITT
A FILM BY TANYA SLEIMAN
Saturday, December 17, 2011 at 4:00pm
ELI RIDGWAY GALLERY
172 Minna Street
San Francisco, CA 94105