Pentimenti is pleased to partner with Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art to present the Chicago premiere of the digitally restored re-release of 4 Films by Suzanne Simpson, a collection of long-lost documentaries. Each of the four short films by Simpson, a self-taught director, profiles an artist who spent formative time in California during the 1970s, including Mark di Suvero, Roy De Forest, Hassel Smith and local legend Karl Wirsum, who was briefly a visiting instructor at the California State University, Sacramento. Virtually unseen for more than four decades, Simpson's whimsical quartet of archival films captures these artists flourishing amidst the 1970s Bay Area art scene, when Funk art was thriving.
The screening will be followed by a talk-back with Harrison Sherrod, executive director of Pentimenti Productions.
Running time: 60 minutes