2014 Schedule
Interactive: March 7–11  •  Film: March 7–15  •  Music: March 11–16

Kehinde Wiley: An Economy of Grace

Known for his vibrant reinterpretations of classical portraits featuring African-American men, New York-based painter Kehinde Wiley has turned the practice of portraiture on its head and in the process has taken the art world by storm.
"Kehinde Wiley: An Economy of Grace" follows the artist as he steps out of his comfort zone to create a series of paintings of women for the first time. Kehinde casts his models on the streets of New York and then enlists Riccardo Tisci of Givenchy to create couture gowns for each woman. The film traces the artist's process from concept to canvas as he reveals to us another side of black femininity.

Director: Jeff Dupre

Executive Producer: Lamar Johnson, Maro Chermayeff

Producer: Jeff Dupre, Jessica Chermayeff, Ana Veselic

Cinematographer: William Pena, Robert Hanna

Editor: Ana Veselic

Music: Nathan Halpern and Chris Ruggiero

Additional Credits: Associate Editor: Kristian Gonzalez, Associate Editor: Lewis Rapkin, Associate Editor: Matt Rigby

Principal Cast: Kehinde Wiley, Riccardo Tisci, Sean Kelly, Treisha Lowe, Ena Johnson, Cali Asante, Dacia Carter, Shantavia Beale, Chanel Stevens, Isolde Brielmaier


Dupre is Producer & Co-director of the Peabody and Emmy-winning doc MARINA ABRAMOVIC: THE ARTIST IS PRESENT (HBO), Exec Producer of HALF THE SKY (PBS), Director of CIRCUS (PBS) Producer of Emmy winning series CARRIER (PBS) producer of the Emmy Award winning series BROADWAY: THE AMERICAN MUSICAL.

Distributor: Jeff Dupre

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