Ilsa Gilbert looks at the ground with the rest of her apartment behind her. | "America ReFramed: Winter at Westbeth"
America Reframed: Winter at Westbeth

Winter at Westbeth

Filmed across one extraordinary year in New York City’s Westbeth Artists Housing, video artist Edith Stephen (95) hopes to complete an experimental film for her birthday; revered contemporary dancer Dudley Williams (75) rehearses for an electrifying return to the stage; and published poet Ilsa Gilbert (82) faces her impending mortality with revealingly candid poetry. An inspirational story about community, aging and the need to keep creating.

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2020-07-03T00:00:00-07:00

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