Before”Aggie” was chosen for Sundance 2020I hadn’t ever heard of Agnes Gund. Unless you are very tuned to the realms of art and social justice, then you most likely haven’t either, and that is a pity — because Gund appears to be an actual ally. From”Aggie,” we get to understand a wealthy white girl who really does something fine with her huge wealth and energy, from heritage an arts program to underfunded public universities, to buying emerging musicians, to promoting a precious bit, Roy Lichtenstein’s”Masterpiece,” and with the money to prepare this Art for Justice Fund, which provides grants to artists and advocates working to end mass incarceration.
Directed from Gund’s daughter, Catherine Gund,”Aggie” pays tribute to both your individual as well as the ability of compassion. Agnes Gund might have gone amassing a incredible art set and doing something else. But she compelled herself to be conscious of the world , its wonders and horrors alike. Why didn’t have access to cash and chance when a lot of others did not? Why did individuals appreciate her brothers as well as their fantasies over hers? Why are white individuals generally shielded by the criminal justice system, although their counterparts are frequently obscured by it?
Artwork has enabled Gund to grapple with questions and topics that seem overpowering, and insurmountable. It’s also given her a means to connect to other people and a means to assist them, also. Along with granting her huge privilege and standing, artwork has given her the opportunity to change the world for the better. That is pretty amazing since many mega-rich individuals only appear to care for remaining wealthy and/or becoming wealthier.
At”Aggie” people view the exact small Gund — that does not seem to be overly thrilled that her son is making a movie about her catch up with her celebrity friends, be mesmerized with her mommy, speak about her own life, and, obviously, discuss artwork. A much-needed pick-me-up, the movie is a case analysis of exactly what might occur if individuals with a stage gave a shit, and a love letter into the recovery, transformative, ambitious character of artwork.
“Aggie” is currently screening through virtual cinemas.