May 29, 2014 by mesikammen
The first time I heard of Beth Moore-Love and her paintings was while reading about Anton LaVey many, many years ago. The man adored Moore-Love’s paintings.
Intrigued, I did some research in the internet. What I found was something unique and haunting. No wonder the bald man loved that stuff. To my surprise there was not that much information about the artist in the net though.
Years passed. When I heard that a new documentary by Larry Wessel was about Beth Moore-Love last year, I was more than delighted. That was something I definitely wanted to see.
Wessel put nine years into the making of the film. The documentary, that runs for 1 hour and 51 minutes, was filmed in New Mexico, Berlin and Los Angeles between 2005 and 2013. Like previous films by Wessel, this one also is a gem.
We hear the story of Moore-Love from interviews with her and from many persons close to her. We hear stories behind many of her very detailed paintings that are at the same time beautiful and gruesome.
The movie is fascinating from the beginning till the end. It gives a unique view about a unique artist and her work. Wessel has done a great service for all of us by telling us a story about an artist that is oddly not more widely known.
Larry Wessel has once again picked up a great subject for a film and given it a great treatment. This is a masterpiece that everyone with a taste for the beautiful, the gruesome, the thought provoking and the wickedly funny should see. Highly recommended!
Larry Wessel’s Love is amazing.
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Love the movie, the official webpage (Order your copy of the movie from here!)
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Love the movie, the official trailer.