Inside Motherwell’s Dumpster

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1 Sep , 2014   Posted by:


Mike Wright is a sculptor working in the rich tradition of scavengers on the tip of Cape Cod. She finds unusual pieces of painted wood in a dumpster outside Sea Barn, the former home and studio of the abstract expressionist painter Robert Motherwell. In a new sculpture she layers in Provincetown’s life as an important arts colony.

Film Details

Director: Marnie Crawford Samuelson

Year of Release: 2014

Running Time: 9

New England Connection: Marnie Crawford Samuelson, director and camera, lives and works in Jamaica Plain and Wellfleet, MA. Brought up in MA.
Mike Wright, co-producer and subject, lives and works in Provincetown, MA
Shane Hofeldt, editor, lives and works in Camden, ME.
David Guerette, composer, lives and works in ME.

Director(s) Bio:: Marnie Crawford Samuelson is a documentary photographer and audio & multimedia producer. She was the photographer for The Wild Braid, a collaboration with poet laureate Stanley Kunitz and poet Genine Lentine, which was published by W.W. Norton & Company in 2005. Her photographs have appeared in magazines, including Newsweek, People, U.S. News & World Report, Smithsonian, and The New Yorker.
Crawford Samuelson has directed and filmed several short documentaries.
She lives in Jamaica Plain, MA and Wellfleet, MA.

Camera Used: D800

Editing software: Premiere Pro

Budget: 3000

Financed by: Self-financed