A cornerstone of New York City's bohemian world in the mid-twentieth century, leftist painter and portraitist Alice Neel left behind a scrapbook of her cultural milieu in the form of insightful depictions of the famous (among them, poet Frank O'Hara, theater entrepreneur Joseph Papp, composer Virgil Thompson, New York Mayor Ed Koch, Congresswoman Bella Abzug), fellow artists (including a shirtless Andy Warhol) and her friends, neighbors, lovers and children from the teeming Manhattan community. When Neel's grandson, filmmaker Andrew Neel, set out to document the documentarian, he did so in a subtly personal way that echoes his grandmother's portraits, gently revealing the person behind the paintings... More >>>