06-03-12 Nat'l Museum for Women in the Arts
04-06-12 Cornell Cinema, Ithaca NY
04-01-12 Sebastopol, CA Documentary Film Fest
03-03-12 DC Independent Film Festival
02-24-12 Hillyer Art Space, Washington DC
11-05-11 Alexandria Film Festival, Alexandria VA
10-29-11 Utopia Film Festival, Greenbelt MD
10-27-11 Library of Congress, Washington DC
10-20-11 San Diego Asian Film Festival
09-23-11 DocMiami International Film Festival
09-16-11 Independents’ Film Festival, Tampa FL
"Sam Hampton's documentary Hidden Books | the Art of Kumi Korf, is a portrait of a Japanese-born American book artist. The camera follows Korf from her studio in Ithaca, New York where she keeps her printing press, to Japan where she studied architecture and where her family still lives. It is both a portrait of an artist at work and the world she inhabits seen and recorded with a poetic insight and understanding of the artistic process.
Films about book art and book artists are rarely made but this beautiful documentary will appeal to anyone who likes art and books and who is interested how limited edition books are conceived and created by one of the most original artists in the United States."
Krystyna Wasserman, Director of the Library and Research Center
National Museum of Women in the Arts
"The film documenting the work of Kumi Korf is revealing--doors and windows opening. There's an aspect to Kumi when she walks in the room. It's inescapable. She fills the room. And that vibrates through her books. Kumi's work represents the Book Arts movement in America on many different levels."
Mark Dimunation, Chief of Rare Book and Special Collections
Library of Congress
"Hypnotically transporting you to the inner sanctums of the artist's mind, influences, memories, and creativity, Hidden Books | the Art of Kumi Korf evokes the sublime rhythm of contemplation imbued in Kumi's work."
Alexander Campos, Executive Director
Center for Book Arts
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