Trailer soon available!
St.Louis International Filmfestival screening
“Misfits Inspiring” (Anselm Spring by VeeLee Hunter )
…. just experienced one of the most inspirational nights in many a moon at the St. Louis International Film Festival, viewing the Documentary Shorts of Artist Lives, and most especially the film by Kirkwood (St. Louis) Missouri native Virginia Lee Hunter titled “Tumbling From The Mountaintop of Truth: The Art of Anselm Spring” .
A new documentary short by Virginia Lee Hunter, beautiful and inspiring both visually and intellectually.
Her ability to frame the creative and sometimes raw spirit of Anselm Spring,the prolific artist/accomplished photographer, on film and capture the essence found within beautiful messes and eccentric genius, is genius in itself. Her craft and his story are truly inspiring and justifying for the misfit path of creative discovery my life has taken this past year and will continue on. Watch for this film in the near future as it makes it’s way (fingers crossed) to Sundance & Berlin amongst other notable independent film festival & documentary platforms! (Sadly no trailers or clips of “Tumbling….” available on line yet.)
Virginia Lee Hunter is an accomplished photographer and documentarian, tackling subjects with her gifted eye behind the lens from Green Peace and environmental pollution to south city fish frys . Whether human interest, corporate profiles or diving into the sub-culture of society, Virginia has a keen sense of focus not only on the image but on the message. Such as she did with a rare inside peek into the gritty and strangely beautiful world of the American carnival in her 2007 released photo book titled Carny: Americana On The Midway . Amazon.com link , also inspiring a documentary film of the same title shot by Alison Murray.
AAA Translation Has Starring Role With Foreign Language Film Translation
ST. LOUIS – AAA Translation is ready for their Hollywood close up with their latest project. The St. Louis-based translation consultants recently translated a documentary film entitled “Tumbling from the Mountaintop of Truth: the Art of Anselm Spring” – which is set to debut as part of the Whittaker St. Louis International Film Festival.
This special showing of the English version will take place at 5:00 pm on Monday, November 18, 2013 at the Tivoli Theater, located at 6350 Delmar Boulevard in St. Louis’ U City Loop.
Directed by Virginia Lee Hunter, “Tumbling from the Mountaintop of Truth: the Art of Anselm Spring” is about a very well-known and successful German photographer – Anselm Spring – who walks away from it all to settle on a mesa in remote Southern Utah, where he explores life as an artist. Anselm Spring gave up professional photography the day he realized he wanted his own life to be ‘as overwhelming as nature is’. This poetic portrait of a puzzling artist captures the paradoxes that run through an artist whose mission is to convey ‘truth’ through his art using materials such as Fruit Loops, animal bones, and Barbie dolls, with a few Jesus figurines thrown in.
AAA Translation provided the language translation services for the producers of the documentary film, and the St. Louis-based company’s name appears in the credits for both the English and the German versions.