Vera Klement: Blunt Edge is an 11 minute HD biographical documentary of Vera Klement, an oil painter in Chicago. Deeply influenced by abstract expressionism and classical music, Vera Klement’s painterly impasto canvas depicts isolated and alienated objects in a white, solid void. In this film, Klement creates a portrait of an artist under oppression, an homage to Russian composer, Dmitri Shostakovitch. Interweaving the artist’s process with her 80th birthday party, the documentary celebrates the artist’s life and her unyielding attempt to create.
Winner, 38th Student Academy Awards, Documentary Category, CA
Winner, 16th Directors Guild of America Student Film Award, NY
Best Short Doc, Queens World Film Festival, New York, NY
Best of Fest, DOCUTAH Intl. Documentary Film Festival, UT
Finalist, Ovation TV Film Contest, Santa Monica, CA
2011 Sundance Film Festival, Park City, UT
New York Jewish Film Festival, Lincoln Center, NY
UFVA NextFrame Student Film Festival, Philadelphia, PA
AFI-Discovery Channel SilverDocs, Silver Spring, MD
8th Jewish Eye Film Festival, Ashkelon, Israel
Wallabout Film Festival, Pratt Institute, New York, NY
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