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A Not So Still Life (2011)
Ginny Ruffner can't be summed up in one word, but the most commonly used term is "inspiring." A world-renowned artist at the age of 39, she was involved in a near-fatal car accident, which left her in a coma for five weeks and confined to a hospital for five months. Doctors were convinced that she would never walk or talk again, but true to her indomitable spirit, Ginny Ruffner transformed a potentially tragic accident into a career of even more imaginative creations. From pop-up books, to room-sized installation pieces, to public works, Ruffner's art has blossomed and continues to expand.
A Not So Still Life reveals an artist as beloved for her magnanimous spirit as for her evolving "visual thought experiments." Director Karen Stanton explores the full span of Ginny's fascinating journey, from her childhood in South Carolina to her emergence as a world-¬renowned artist. Meet the luminaries in her orbit, including Dale Chihuly, Graham Nash, and Tom Robbins. Witness Ginny's determination to recover from the accident that nearly claimed her life, but barely even slowed her constant re-invention of the world around her.
This film is a Spiritual Cinema Circle selection.