Off In the Far Away Somewhere: Georgia O'Keeffe's Hawaii
Directed by Rebecca Messner
An original short film narrated by Academy Award-nominee and NYBG Trustee Sigourney Weaver featuring excerpts from O’Keeffe’s personal letters to her husband, famed photographer Alfred Stieglitz, written during her journey to and around the Hawaiian Islands.
An original short film narrated by Academy Award-nominee and NYBG Trustee Sigourney Weaver featuring excerpts from O’Keeffe’s personal letters to her husband written during her journey to and around the Hawaiian Islands.
Cast: Siguorney Weaver, Zach Grenier
So rich. So passionate. So candid. The artist is portrayed as loving, caring, and communicative. I sensed she felt her stunning art was second to her discovery and engrossing sharing of the islands and its residents. The reward is for others to appreciate, likely the first ever effort shared by any artist to the general public. The results are an wonderous portrayal of Hawaii in the form of a one-of-a-kind gift to the nation of what finally became the 50th U.S. state. Interestingly, we don't learn in this episode what the "pineapple company" thought of her works or do we?
An ideal introduction to Georgia O’Keefe and her work. Exquisite photography paired with lyrical narration. Bravo.
Beautiful visual comparison between modern color footage of Hawaii, vs Okeefe's black and white photos and stock art of Hawaii of the time vs Okeefe's finished photos. Great narration.
Excellent short about Georgia O’Keefe. It makes you want to know more about her, how she felt, and all about her talent. She was somewhat of a mystery woman