The Cleveland International Film Festival’s CIFF Streams presents the Cleveland premiere of the film Aggie later this month. Aggie is a documentary that explores the nexus of art, race, and justice through the story of art collector and philanthropist Agnes “Aggie” Gund’s life. In 2017, she sold her beloved Roy Lichtenstein “Masterpiece” painting for $165 million to start the Art for Justice Fund to fight mass incarceration. Emmy-nominated director and The George Gund Foundation Board Chair 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 Gund 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.
Aggie will be available to stream for four days, beginning on Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 11:00 am ET through 11:00 pm ET on Sunday, September 27, 2020. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased at https://www.clevelandfilm.org/films/2020/aggie.
Ticket purchasers will also receive a link to the live conversation with Aggie director Catherine Gund and Aggie Gund, moderated by Jennifer Coleman, Program Director for Creative Culture and Arts at The George Gund Foundation, taking place on Sunday, September 27th at 2:00 pm ET.
Film Website: https://aggiefilm.com/