All Me: The Life and Times of Winfred Rembert

Photo of Winfred Rembert for All ME- The Life and Times of Winfred Rembert

All Me: The Life and Times of Winfred Rembert

A 78 Minute Documentary Film

Saturdays at 1pm: February 9th, 16th, & 23, 2019

Hosted in Zona Auditorium-First Floor of Beecher Center

With his intensely autobiographical paintings depicting the day-to-day existence of African Americans in the segregated South, Winfred Rembert has preserved an important, if often disturbing, chapter of American history. His indelible images of toiling in the cotton fields, singing in church, dancing in juke joints, or working on a chain gang are especially powerful, not just because he lived every moment, but because he experienced so much of the injustice and bigotry they show as recently as the 1960s and 70s. Now in his sixties, Rembert has developed a growing following among collectors and connoisseurs, and enjoyed a number of tributes and exhibitions of his work. In “ALL ME: The Life and Times of Winfred Rembert,” the artist relives his turbulent life, abundantly visualized by his extensive paintings and, in a series of intimate reminiscences, shows us how even the most painful memories can be transformed into something meaningful and beautiful. A glowing portrait of how an artist—and his art—is made, “ALL ME” is also a triumphant saga of race in contemporary America. (Exerpt from A Ducat Media Production in association with Paladin)

The film is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Southern Roots: The Paintings of Winfred Rembert which is on view through February 17th, 2019.

Dye on carved and tooled leather, 27 1/2 x 34 1/4