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The Artist’s Wife Post Screening Q&A

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SEPTEMBER 22, 7:00 PM (PDT)                 THE ARTIST’S WIFE                 STRAND RELEASING

Claire (Lena Olin) lives a privileged life in the Hamptons as the wife of celebrated artist Richard Smythson (Bruce Dern). Claire was once an aspiring painter herself, but lives in the shadow of her husband's illustrious career. While preparing for his final gallery show, they receive news that changes their lives forever.

Q&A immediately following screening with director Tom Dolby and actor Lena Olin



Tom Dolby made his feature film writing and directing debut with the Last Weekend. He is the founder of Water’s End Productions, where he and his team have developed a slate of narrative features and documentaries with the goal of supporting provocative and challenging human stories. The company funded the development of the Academy Award-winning film Call Me By Your Name, on which he served as an Executive Producer.

Dolby and Water’s End have also produced the critically acclaimed films Little Men, Regarding Susan Sontag, Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood, The House of Tomorrow, and Little Woods. Upcoming projects include an adaptation of the novel Women in Sunlight by New York Times bestselling author Frances Mayes (Under the Tuscan Sun).

Dolby is the author of four novels, and his writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Village Voice, and the San Francisco Chronicle. 


Celebrated as a versatile leading lady, Academy Award nominee Lena Olin is considered to be the greatest actress to come out of Sweden since Ingrid Bergman. While still in drama school, Olin made an auspicious on-screen debut under the direction of the legendary Swedish auteur Ingmar Bergman in Face to Face. She continued working with Bergman on stage and screen, playing roles in the films Fanny & Alexander (winner of four Academy Awards, including Best Foreign Language Film) and After the Rehearsal.

Olin’s English language film debut was The Unbearable Lightness of Being, in which she starred opposite Daniel Day-Lewis. This breakout role led to international fame, and Olin went on to work with directors Stephen Daldry (The Reader), Sidney Lumet (Night Falls on Manhattan), Roman Polanski (The Ninth Gate), Sydney Pollack (Havana), and Lasse Hallström (Chocolat). She has also been a co-star with actors such as Richard Gere, Robert Redford, and Johnny Depp.

On television, Olin portrayed the iconic Irina Derevko in Alias, starred in the television series Riviera, and co-starred in the Amazon series Hunters. 


PETE HAMMOND - Host of the KCET Cinema Series

Pete is currently the Chief Film Critic for Deadline Hollywood. For the past 9 years he has also been Awards Editor and Columnist for Deadline where he covers the Oscar and Emmy Seasons. He came to Deadline from the Los Angeles Times where he covered the awards seasons for The Envelope and LA He is widely considered to be one of the pre-eminent awards season analysts for film and television.