As part of our April film series on Women in Art, the Maine Film Center and the Colby College Museum of Art present The Kingmaker (2019, 1:41). Written and directed by Lauren Greenfield, this documentary profiles Imelda Marcos, the former first lady of the Philippines, a powerful female leader whose questionable sense of reality divided a nation. Lauren Greenfield is an award-winning photographer and documentary filmmaker who is known for her critical explorations of youth culture, consumerism, and the lives of women and girls. Her photography is currently on view in the Colby College Museum of Art’s exhibition, Act of Sight: The Tsiaras Family Photography Collection.
Kris Bergquist, Mirken Curator of Education and Engagement at the Colby Museum, will introduce the film.
The Campus + Community Film series is a collaborative program of the Colby College Museum of Art and Maine Film Center at Railroad Square Cinema. Films selected are related to or inspired by current exhibitions and/or works in the Colby Museum collection.