The elderly residents of Westbeth Artists Housing in New York City are immersed in their creative practice as though there is no tomorrow. Video artist Edith Stephen hopes to complete an experimental film for her birthday; contemporary dancer Dudley Williams rehearses for an electrifying return to the stage; and published poet Ilsa Gilbert candidly weaves her experience with breast cancer into her work. A celebration of artistic exploration no matter one’s age, Winter at Westbeth captures inspirational stories about aging and the need to keep creating.
American Society of Cinematographers, Screen International
A moving, life-affirming visit with the elderly residents of an artists’ community in New York’s West Village.