Bert Baron talks with producer Shana Stein and director Anthony Maranville about their pet project, “Mimi Vang Olsen: Pet Portraitist.”
Film Premieres Friday February 1st at Rutgers. Voorhees Hall #105. 7PM.
MIMI VANG OLSEN: PET PORTRAITIST chronicles the last West Village painter with her own store front as she enters the lives of several eccentric clients and immortalizes their pets. Mimi doesn’t just paint a portrait, she steps into clients lives and uncovers their stories, creating a richly detailed time capsule of who they are at the time of commission.
This rare profile of a West Village legend is a thoughtful meditation on the importance of pets, art and The Village that will leave you inspired. Her art is truly a work of love.