Miriam Beerman is a survivor. In her more than 60 years as a groundbreaking artist, she has overcome personal tragedy to inspire friends, family, peers, patrons, and students about how to remain defiant, creative and strong. Miriam has struggled with her artistic demons to create haunting images that evoke the suffering of generations of victims. At 90 years old, Miriam now lives in a residence home near her family in Washington, D.C. Her memory is not what it once was, yet she is still generating compelling and forceful art. It’s one of the only things she is sure of. The film is a memorable profile of an artist who has elevated her empathy for the plight of the world’s castoffs into powerful portrayals of dignity.
– Written by Jonathan Gruber
Washington DC Jewish Film Festival
March 2, 2016
Bethesda Row Cinema,
March 3, 2016,
The DC JCC
Palm Beach International Film Festival
Rhode Island International Film Festival
St. Louis International Film Festival
On Screen In Person
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
Washington Jewish Film Festival
Beauty and Terror, Compassion and Despair: The Collages of Miriam Beerman, Wriston Art Galleries at Lawrence University in Appleton, WI.
September 18 to November 25, 2015.