Discipline: Film/Video – documentary

Aviva Kempner

Discipline: Film/Video – documentary
Region: Washington, D.C.
MacDowell Fellowships: 2002, 2004

Award-winning filmmaker Aviva Kempner's (Yoo Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg, The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg) new documentary, Rosenwald, will open in August 2015 at the Landmark's Sunshine Cinema in New York City followed by a national rollout. Kempner's past films have focused on untold stories of Jewish heroes. She has been the receipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, the DC Mayor's Art Award, and a Women of Vision award from the D.C.'s Women in Film and Video chapter.


Irving Fine

Aviva Kempner worked in the Irving Fine studio.

Youngstown Studio was given to MacDowell by friends of Miss Myra McKeown in Youngstown, OH, where she promoted both art and music. It was renamed Irving Fine Studio in 1972 in honor of Irving Fine, a distinguished composer, conductor, and teacher who was a MacDowell Fellow during the 1940s and 1950s. The simple interior of the studio…

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