'The Artist’s Wife' Paints a Complex Tale of Love and Marriage at the Virtual KCET Cinema Series on September 22nd

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

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.

Director Tom Dolby shared, “Stories about women spending their lives supporting their husbands are not, rightly so, where our culture is oriented today. They may strike us as retrograde or well-trodden ground, not worthy of exploration. In 'The Artist’s Wife,' we wanted to reclaim this narrative, showing the tail end of this journey of living in — and coming out of — the shadows. Though we see Claire making great sacrifices, with dignity, to the film’s conclusion, we know she has a future beyond that with her husband. Claire’s story, the part we see, is one of commitment, of sticking with the life she has chosen, at least until circumstances change. My hope is that 'The Artist’s Wife' honors the many women and men who have stuck by their partners, artists or otherwise, through challenging circumstances.”

Immediately following the screening, Deadline’s chief film critic Pete Hammond, who can also be seen on KCET’s Must See Movies, will moderate a Q&A with director Tom Dolby and actor Lena Olin.

The film screens on Tuesday, Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. PDT. Only $10 per viewing link. Limited space available.

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