USA – 2007 – 85 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY HOWARD BIBERMAN
NON-THEATRICAL: AVAILABLE FOR TV, VOD & FILM FESTIVALS ONLY
BRUSH WITH LIFE: THE ART OF BEING EDWARD BIBERMAN brings alive a remarkable artist’s passionate journey through a turbulent century. Both epic and surprisingly intimate, the film presents a classic American immigrant saga, an inspiring search for artistic independence, and a great romance. Along the way, Biberman's growing commitment to social justice and struggle against McCarthy-era repression (his brother, director Herbert Biberman, went to prison as one of The Hollywood Ten) combine with his efforts to create both a loving family life and a groundbreaking body of work. With its grand scope, rich personalities, and vast array of breathtaking artwork, BRUSH WITH LIFE connects us in a deeply personal way to a brilliant artist who lived by the same high standards he set for his paintings.
Featuring Paul Robeson, Lena Horne, Frida Kahlo, Joan Crawford, Alexander Calder, Martha Graham, Dashiell Hammett, Diego Rivera, Isamu Noguchi, Georgia O’Keeffe, Gale Sondergaard, Herbert Biberman, Edward Weston