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Apr 18 2020 Film /

ADFF:ONLINE | James Hubbell – Between Heaven and Earth

8:00 pm ET + Q&A w/ Marianne Gerdes - The program will be repeated at 8:00 pm PT


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James Hubbell has been driven to have a conversation with the world, using his art and his architecture to give flight to his deepest beliefs. A life lived in harmony with the environment that surrounds his southern California mountain home has inspired works so exquisite they’ve been commissioned for churches synagogues, parks, even a palace. He synthesizes tile, glass, iron, clay and stone together to work in support of each other so when he designs, everything from a door handle to a window to a wall to a roof becomes part of the artistic expression. Hubbell’s creations say things he can’t express in words. Inspired by nature and filled with humanity, at age 87, his is a quiet, yet compelling voice of an artist who shows us that power has nothing to do with how old you are, or how big you are, or how strong you are, that creativity transcends everything.



Marianne Gerdes

Marianne Gerdes is a film and television producer of documentary films and series television spanning the genres of art, architecture, design, gardens, and history. With more than 20 documentary producing credits, she has earned six Emmy® awards for her producing and writing work. Her work has shown extensively throughout California, at the New York Architecture and Design Film Festival, and at the Art & Design Film Festival in Vladivostok, Russia. Gerdes collaborates with her husband Michael, who is the cinematographer for her current film festival entry, James Hubbell-Between Heaven and Earth. Gerdes resides in Encinitas, CA.