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Aggie is a feature-length documentary that explores the nexus of art, race, and justice through the story of art collector and philanthropist Agnes “Aggie” Gund’s life. Emmy-nominated director Catherine Gund focuses on her mother’s journey to give viewers an understanding of the power of art to transform consciousness and inspire social change. Aggie is internationally recognized for her robust and prescient support of artists–particularly women and people of color–and her unwavering commitment to social justice issues. After falling in love with art as a high-school student, Aggie discovers a new way of looking at the world. The film opens with Aggie selling Roy Lichtenstein’s “Masterpiece” For $165 million to start the Art for Justice Fund. The proceeds from one of the highest grossing artworks ever sold fuel a monumental effort to reform the American criminal justice system and end mass incarceration. The film captures Aggie as a true maverick who demonstrates the unique role and potential of collectors and benefactors to use art to fight justice. This is untapped terrain, and we see Aggie leading the way.

  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    91 min
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    United States
  • Rating
    Not Rated
  • Director
    Catherine Gund
  • Producer
    Catherine Gund, Tanya Selvaratnam
  • Executive Producer
    Sarah Arison, Geralyn White Dreyfous, George Gund IV Family, Adam and Melony Lewis, Regina K. Scully, Jack Shear, Jon Stryker and Slobodan Randjelovic, Alice and Tom Tisch, Blavatnik Family Foundation, Dorothy Lichtenstein, Susan and David Rockefeller
  • Cast
    Jamie Bennett, Gabriella de Ferrari, Abigail Disney, Teresita Fernández, Nicole Gallo, Thelma Golden, Paul Greengard, Tenzin Gund-Morrow, Kim Hastreiter, Alex Herzan, Maria Hinojosa, Kofi Hope-Gund, Rio Hope-Gund, Sadie Rain Hope-Gund, Dorothy Lichtenstein, Glenn Ligon, Sonia Lopez, Julie Mehretu, Rajendra Roy, Jack Shear, Xaviera Simmons, Bryan Stevenson, Darren Walker, John Waters
  • Cinematographer
    Catherine Gund, Rachel Lears, Karen Song
  • Editor
    Gil Seltzer
  • Composer
    Jason Moran