2024 ILLUMINATE Film Festival

UNVEILED: Joyce Tenneson & the Heroine's Journey followed by Joyce Tenneson Presentation

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A window into the life of a groundbreaking female photographer as she fights to express her artistic voice, and suffers the fallout of a 45-year-old secret. Along the way, the audience must contemplate the many conflicts that arise from being an artist and mother -- and in broader terms, the mistakes and compromises that are inevitably made on the road to living a life of wholeness.

Followed by:

Behind the Scenes with Joyce Tenneson

Haunting, ethereal, mystical, – all of these words describe the photographic style of Joyce Tenneson, whose work has been exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide. Glimpse inside Joyce’s creative process as she shares a slideshow presentation in-person and reflects on her latest creative explorations.

This film is sponsored by Pacifica Graduate Institute.

And Joyce's presentation is sponsored by the Natalie Orfalea Foundation.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    57 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Rebecca Dreyfus, David Wright, Randy Gebhardt
  • Producer
    Randy Gebhardt, Rebecca Dreyfus, David Wright
  • Executive Producer
    Randy Gebhardt
  • Cast
    Joyce Tenneson / Elinor Carucci / Kathy Ryan / Ann Curry / Gillian Laub
  • Editor
    Mauricio Rivera Hoffmann
  • Composer
    Paul Brill