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Sam Francis: Santa Monica and a Legacy of Supporting Artists
A Documentary Series from filmmaker Tiana Williams
Online Premiere: Friday, February 25 | 12 PM
Tune into a three episode documentary series about Sam Francis and his connection to Santa Monica. This series, presented by 18th Street Arts Center in collaboration with the Sam Francis Foundation, will launch on February 25, 2022 at noon as a livestream and on-demand video launch.
Artist Sam Francis kept several studios and homes on the West Side of LA over the 60s, 70s, and 80s, which was an exciting era of artistic exploration and production in Santa Monica. By delving into extensive archives and conducting rare interviews with two of Francis’s sons and extended network, filmmaker Tiana Williams created a three-episode documentary series, focusing on Francis’s family home (Canyon Roots), his influence on emerging artists, printmakers, and curators (Fostering the Arts), and his interest in C.G. Jung and dreams (Dreams).