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Synopsis: Available May 27th 7:00pm – 11:00pm Only! Available in the state of Oregon only.

Aggie 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. 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, internationally recognized for her robust and prescient support of artists—particularly women and people of color—and her unwavering commitment to social justice issues.

Run Time

91 minutes

Starring

Agnes Gund
Darren Walker
Ava DuVernay
Thelma Golden
John Waters
Glenn Ligon

Directed by

Catherine Gund

Executive Producer

Sarah Arison
Geralyn White Dreyfous
George Gund IV Family
Adam and Melony Lewis
Regina K. Scully
Jack Shear
Jon Stryker
Slobodan Randjelovic
Alice and Tom Tisch

Produced by

Catherine Gund
Tanya Selvaratnam

Edited by

Gil Seltzer

Composer

Jason Moran

Director's Statement

“When are you going to make a documentary about your mother?” Friends and even strangers have urged me for years. I always assured them, and myself, that it wouldn’t happen. But then Aggie did something surprising, and I realized I could tell a bigger story to a broader world. Art makes Aggie act—often in very political, iconoclastic ways. For decades, she has given money to organizations advancing a wide range of answers to inequity—women’s rights, environmental protection, access to education—and to countless arts organizations because of her core belief in the transformative, democratizing power of art. But then in 2017, like alchemy, she sold her favorite painting to join the fight to end mass incarceration. I made this film to document the conversations her act ignited about race, art, wealth, violence, and fairness. She turned her moral imperatives into social justice leadership.

Country of Origin

USA

Production Year

2020

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