“’Everybody Knows…Elizabeth Murray’ is compelling and fascinating!”
— The New York Times
NARRATED BY MERYL STREEP
“EVERYBODY KNOWS….ELIZABETH MURRAY”
A RUBY RED PRODUCTIONS RELEASE
DIRECTOR/PRODUCER KRISTI ZEA’S CAPTIVATING AND BEATIFIC DOCUMENTARY ON RENOWNED ARTIST ELIZABETH MURRAY WILL OPEN:
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3
AT THE LAEMMLE MUSIC HALL IN LOS ANGELES
• The Pace Gallery in NY will be having an exhibition of Elizabeth Murray’s work opening Thursday, November 2
(October 28, 2017 – Los Angeles, CA) — “Everybody Knows… Elizabeth Murray,” Oscar-Nominee Director/Producer Kristi Zea’s (“Revolutionary Road,” “As Good as it Gets”) absorbing and spellbinding portrait of the groundbreaking artist Elizabeth Murray will open Friday, November 3, 2017 in Los Angeles at The Laemmle Music Hall (9036 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211). Exploring the relationship between Murray’s family life and career and reconsidering her place in the contemporary art history, Murray’s personal journals, voiced in the film by Meryl Streep, give viewers a privileged window into Murray’s internal struggles and incredible ambition. Verité footage of Murray in her studio and home videos help round out this profile of her life and exclusive interviews with art world luminaries including Chuck Close, Vija Celmins, Adam Weinberg, Robert Storr, and Roberta Smith provide the historical backdrop for the New York art scene.
Elizabeth Murray moved to New York City in 1967. In 2005, almost forty years later, Murray was the fifth woman to be celebrated with a retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Everybody Knows… Elizabeth Murray traces Murray’s life from her years as a struggling single mother to having a bustling, growing family and thriving career. From her early 1960’s “funk-inflected pop,” to her painterly minimalism in the 70’s, and on to her dynamic fractured canvases of the 1990s and 2000s, Murray worked without hesitation through—and often in spite of—market trends, historical movements and her failing health.
Murray’s paintings defy categorization. She broke convention, and made an indelible imprint on contemporary art. This film chronicles her remarkable journey from an impoverished childhood to artistic maverick, before she lost her life to cancer in 2007. “Everybody Knows… Elizabeth Murray” cements Murray’s legacy as one of the great painters of our time.
FOR VIDEO SCREENERS OF “EVERYBODY KNOWS…ELIZABETH MURRAY,” PLEASE CONTACT:
ALEX PANAGAKIS AT: Alex@AlexPanagakisPR.com
DIRECTOR & PRODUCER KRISTI ZEA IS AVAILABLE
FOR INTERVIEWS. CONTACT: ALEX PANAGAKIS
PACE’S SITE ON ELIZABETH MURRAY’S CURRENT EXHIBITION
“PAINTING IN THE 80’S”
RUNNING TIME: 60 Minutes RATING: Not Rated by MPAA