Georgia O’Keeffe: Biopic of Influential Artist, Played by Joan Allen

Georgia O’Keeffe, Lifetime’s original movie about America’ most influential female artist and her turbulent 20-year relationship with renowned photographer Alfred Steiglitz, arrives on DVD April 27 from Sony Entertainment.

Three-time Oscar nominee Joan Allen (The Contender, The Crucible, Nixon) and Oscar-winner Jeremy Irons (Reversal of Fortune) star in the film which received three Golden Globe nominations: “Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television”; “Best Performance by an Actress In A Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television” (Miss Allen) and “Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television” (Irons).

The movie boasts a talented supporting cast including six-time Emmy Award winner Ed Begley, Jr. (TV’s “St. Elsewhere”), Linda Emond (Julie & Julia), Henry Simmons (TV’s “Shark”) and Tyne Daly (TV’s “Cagney & Lacey”). Bob Balaban (TV’s “Bernard & Doris”) directed and Ms. Allen served as executive producer, as did City Entertainment’s Joshua D. Maurer and Alixandre Witlin. The film was produced by David L. Wolper and written by Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Cristofer (Original Sin).

Additional nominations for Georgia O’Keeffe came from the Screen Actors Guild (Allen and Irons), the Directors Guild (Balaban), the Producers Guild (Wolper), the Writers Guild (Cristofer) and the Costume Designers Guild.

When fiercely independent and then-unknown artist Georgia O’Keeffe (Allen) discovers famed photographer and art impresario Alfred Stieglitz (Irons) is displaying her drawings in his gallery without permission, she orders him to remove the collection. But Georgia finds herself ultimately won over by Alfred’s charms and she allows him to become her professional benefactor. As their working relationship evolves, they also fall deeply in love. Alfred eventually leaves his marriage for Georgia, but she soon becomes a rising star poised to eclipse Alfred’s light. As a result, their relationship suffers and Alfred finds twisted ways to emotionally wound her, including taking a younger lover. Georgia’s search for solace brings her west, where she finds new inspiration for her paintings and ultimately her own voice.d ultimately her

DVD Special Features:

 

* All New Featurette: “Portrait of an Artist: The Making of Georgia O’Keeffe”
* Widescreen Presentation
* Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Digital, Portuguese
* Subtitles: English, English SDH, French, Portuguese, Chinese (Simple), Chinese      (Traditional), Korean, Thai, Japanese
* Bonus Previews

Georgia O’Keeffe is not rated. Artwork and clips are available for download at www.SPHEPUBLICITY.COM. Visit Sony Pictures Home Entertainment on the Web at www.SonyPictures.com.