New Georgia O’Keeffe biopic

Three-time Academy Award nominee Joan Allen is channeling Georgia O’Keeffe in a new biopic produced by Sony Pictures Television. Georgia O’Keeffe airs Sept. 19 on the Lifetime network, but Santa Fe will roll out the red carpet Aug. 28 for its premiere at the Lensic Performing Arts Center in the heart of the city.

According to a press release from the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, the movie revisits the tumultuous relationship between O’Keeffe and her husband, photographer Alfred Stieglitz, played by Jeremy Irons. The biopic hones in on their interdependence and O’Keeffe’s struggle to establish her own identity in New York and New Mexico, eventually her permanent home.

Sony and Lifetime, I’ve got a hot idea for a movie about the art world. How about Maynard & Dorothea, a biopic documenting the complex relationship between western landscape painter Maynard Dixon and photographer Dorothea Lange, set against the backdrop of San Francisco in the 1920s?

—Bonnie Gangelhoff

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