Herb & Dorothy

A couple of modest means manages to build one of the most important contemporary art collections in history.

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Series
Independent Lens
Premiere Date
October 13, 2009
Length
60 minutes
Funding Initiative
Open Call
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    2008 Hamptons International Film Festival -Golden Starfish Documentary Feature Award
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    2008 Hamptons International Film Festival -Audience Award for Best Documentary
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    2008 Silverdocs-Audience Award
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    2009 Palm Springs International Film Festival-Best of the Festival
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    2009 Philadelphia Film Festival -Audience Award
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    2009 Provincetown International Film Festival-Best Documentary
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    2011 American Library Association -Notable Videos for Adults Award
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    Director

    Megumi Sasaki

    Originally a freelance journalist, Megumi Sasaki joined NHK In 1992, serving as anchor, news director, and reporter for Ohayo Nippon, a popular morning news program. In 1996, she returned to independent work as a freelance television documentary news director and field producer, developing programs for Japan's premiere documentary series, NHK Special, Show more and for commercial networks including TBS, Nippon Television, and TV Tokyo. In 2002, Sasaki founded Fine Line Media, combining her commitments to Japanese TV with her new interest in feature documentary projects. Herb & Dorothy is her first independent film. Show less

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    The Film

    He was a postal clerk. She was a librarian. With modest means, this couple managed to build one of the most important modern art collections in history. Meet Herbert and Dorothy Vogel, whose shared passion and commitment defied stereotypes and redefined what it means to be an art collector. Herb and Dorothy is an Independent Lens selection.

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