Veronica Gonzalez Peña


Veronica Gonzalez Peña is a writer and filmmaker. In 2006 she founded Rockypoint Press, a series of artist/writer collaborative prints, books, and films. Her first novel, twin time: or how death befell me, was published by semiotext(e) and was awarded the 2008 Aztlan Literary Prize. Lynne Tillman calls her second novel, The Sad Passions (June 2013), “honest and riveting," and Francisco Goldman hailed it, "a beautiful and moving choral tale of isolation, love, damage, and intimate struggles.” Veronica’s book/pamphlet on the Mexican Drug War, So Far From God, was included as part of the semiotext(e) exhibition in the 2014 Whitney Biennial. Her latest film is Pat Steir: Artist—an intimate and beautiful film about a truly groundbreaking woman artist. She is currently working on a film about Lawrence Weiner.

Pat Steir: Artist is available to stream starting June 9. Click to watch on Apple TV, Google Play, Prime Video, and Vimeo On Demand.

The groundbreaking artist Pat Steir, a leading light in the development of Conceptual Abstraction and a trailblazing feminist, has been on the forefront of American painting for half a century, and her professional and personal life have intersected with many of the most influential artists and poets of her generation—from Sol Lewitt to Agnes Martin to John Cage to Anne Waldman. This intimate, revelatory portrait by Steir’s friend, the novelist and filmmaker Veronica Gonzalez Peña, was shot over the course of three years primarily in Steir’s home and studio. Enlivened by a visually poetic style and the clear affection between filmmaker and subject, the film offers a profound look into the life of an artist.

Pat Steir: Artist is available to stream starting June 9. Click to watch on Apple TV, Google Play, Prime Video, and Vimeo On Demand.

Lawrence Weiner: Writing on the Wall is an intimate documentary film about the trailblazing artist Lawrence Weiner, who as one of the founders of Conceptual Art helped to revolutionize and democratize the art world in the 1960s by taking his artwork out of the galleries and into the streets.

When her mother dies, Marie falls into a tailspin. A month later, her estranged father contacts her wanting to see her after 35 years of absence. Who is he? And is he really someone she wants to know? A contemporary re-telling of King Lear starring Servane Mary, Michel Auder, Jose Martos, Pat Steir, Cecile Casablancas, Alice Zimmerman, Philippe Jacquet, Douglas Gordon & Penelope Pardo.

About to turn thirty, Paul wants to be a poet, but can’t seem to figure out what this means. He still lives with his sister and her family; and his brother-in-law, David, is beginning to get fed up. When Michael, a respected critic, shows up at one of Paul’s poetry readings he is immediately drawn. Michael sees something special in Paul, though others don’t seem quite so sure. Starring Michael Silverblatt, Stuart Krimko, Chris Kraus, Hedi el Kholti, Samantha Peale, and Penelope Pardo.

Seven years after her husband's untimely death a woman tries to let a new love in, while her young daughter struggles with the very idea of death... with Marwa Abdul-Rahman, Ben Ehrenreich, Sylvere Lotringer, Tala Madani, Penelope Pardo, Solaar Kirk Dacker, Amin Stabuli, Nadim Stabuli, Efrain Peña and Maricela Sartos.



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