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The Incomparable Rose Hartman

Saturday, March 12
6:15PM - 7:25PM

Alamo Lamar B
1120 S Lamar Blvd

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You may not know her by name but you’ve seen her work. Starting with Studio 54 and moving forward into the New York celebrity fashion scene, Rose has photographed every major celebrity, fashion designer, artist, and socialite who has ever ventured out into the nightlife of NYC. Rose was one of the first photographers to capture the backstage environment of the fashion world and is known by the industry elite as the woman who takes a portrait that the subject would have taken themselves. The film follows Rose through her life of entrée as she put the lives of the glamorous and famous on film that serves as one of the few visual histories of NYC.

Section: Documentary Spotlight
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: United States
Language: English
Year: 2015
Runtime: 70min

Director: Otis Mass

Executive Producer: Sally Antonacchio, Otis Mass, Erik Schmollinger, Rose Hartman

Producer: Bob Fisher

Cinematographer: Casey Cormier, Eric Robbins, Scott Maguire, Russel Swanson

Editor: Ian Mayer

Sound Designer: Joe Miuccio

Music: Manish Ayachit

Additional Credits: Associate Producers: Casey Cormier, Ian Mayer, Colorist: Chris Ryan, Sound: Casey Cormier, Production Assistant: Sarah Nadeau

Principal Cast: Rose Hartman, Carolina Herrera, Donna Karan, Simon Doonan, Phillip Bloch, George Wayne, Patrick McMullan, Anthony Haden-Guest, Jane Lahr, Edwige Belmore


Cooked up in the sweaty southern heat of North Florida, Otis got his film degree from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and paid his dues in the world of editing and graphic design. He quickly moved to his true love: filmmaking. Otis began in music videos, and moved to national TV ads for years, preparing him to shoot his first feature documentary.

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Øtis Mass



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