Noteworthy: “Happy Birthday to a Beautiful Woman” on HBO

Sandra Bush photo courtesy of Mickalene Thomas and Mickalene Thomas Studio, Inc 2013

Mickalene Thomas’s film “Happy Birthday to a Beautiful Woman” will premiere on HBO on Monday, February 24th at 9pm. The film will also be shown 3 other times during the week and can be seen on HBO on Demand and HBO Go. The 23 minute documentary is a portrait of her mother and muse, Sandra Bush. The film combines interviews and photos to create a powerful portrait of a woman who struggled with addiction, hardship and health problems.

The film has been screened at several festivals and museums including the Brooklyn Museum and the ICA in Boston. The 23 minute documentary is a portrait of her mother and muse, Sandra Bush. The film combines interviews and photos to create a powerful portrait of a woman while exploring a sometimes turbulent mother-daughter relationship. Mickalene describes her intentions and experience filming in interviews with Vogue and the New York Times.

To learn more about Mickalene’s prints at Durham Press and to see available work click here.

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