It Was All So Wonderful

Saturday, September 14, 2019
1:45 pm
The Screening Room, Newburyport
Q&A after the film
70 mins
Kenneth J. Harvey

Presented with The Vision of Ulysses Davis as part of "Ways of Seeing"


It Was All So Wonderful: The Everyday Magic of Mary Pratt follows the beloved artist’s development as one of the country’s great realist painters. The documentary features Mary’s final interviews and appearances on film, highlighting her career and life as an artist. Displaced and isolated, Mary Pratt’s life was a highly complicated one of delicate rebellion. In this touching and timely documentary, Harvey captures Pratt’s humour, strength and beauty of spirit, but also Mary’s feminist significance as chronicler of women’s experiences, with her fascination with and elevation of domestic objects.