Documentary filmmaker to speak at Y’s Women meeting

The Y’s Women will hear from award-winning documentary filmaker Perry Miller Adato at its Monday, March 23 meeting to be held at Temple Israel at 14 Coleytown Road in Westport. The program had originally been scheduled for Jan. 26 but was postponed due to a snow storm. The event with begin at 10:45 a.m. with coffee and conversation, followed by the program at 11:30 a.m.

In her presentation, Adato will share highlights of her long-time career as director/producer of biographical films about artists and writers. Her debut film, “Dylan Thomas: The World I Breathe,” won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement for Cultural Documentary in 1968. She garnered an Emmy nomination in 1970 for “Gertrude Stein: When This You See, Remember Me,” and another for “Picasso-A Painter’s Diary” in 1980. Subsequent biographies-of Georgia O’Keefe, Carl Sandburg and Eugene O’Neill-won Directors’ Guild of America awards, including the first for a woman in 1977. In 2010, she achieved her “dream” in the making of “Paris : The Luminous Years,” a two-part history of the rise of modernism in Western arts, funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities and other major foundations and debuted on WNET.

To learn more about The Y’s Women, visit The Y’s Women welcomes new members. For info, contact Co-Chairs Caroline Meyer at [email protected] or Doris Levinson at [email protected]

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