Ingrid – with Q&A
Directed by Morrisa Maltz
Ingrid Gipson was a prominent Dallas fashion designer in the 1980s (now aged 76) who dropped her life and moved to the Oklahoma woods in order to pursue a personal and creative existence. She describes the life she now leads as a more meaningful one than she was ever able to have in her former pursuits as a business woman, wife, and mother. Since Ingrid’s move to the woods, she has become a reclusive hermit and spends her time creating sculptural ceramic art and structures on her property out of rocks from the nearby creek. It is a never-ending project.
Ingrid fell into the social roles she played in her Dallas life after growing up in the 1950s, when women weren’t encouraged to have the choices we have today. She was a mother, a wife, and a successful designer in the Dallas fashion world. However, she was filled with a consistent feeling of unease about whether she had chosen those roles or society had chosen them for her, finally resulting in her dropping everything to run into the woods and find a life that fit her specifically.
Ingrid peels off the layers of this woman’s persona, questioning what would drive a successful Texas fashion designer to immerse herself in nature to create and become an entirely self sufficient woman of the woods.
Q & A following the screening with:
Dr. Victoria Korth, who has had a dual career as a poet and medical doctor for the past thirty years. She recently completed an MFA in creative writing while maintaining a private practice in psychiatry.
Pam Sherman, “The Suburban Outlaw”, an actor, writer, leadership consultant and recovering lawyer, as well as mother to two successful young adults.
The Community Partner for this film is Rochester Contemporary Art Center (RoCo).
Morrisa Maltz is an artist and filmmaker. She holds a BA from Columbia University where she majored in Visual Art and began working within the medium of video. Her work has been shown at MOCA, as well as MCA, Santa Barbara. In 2012 she created Mofones, which were sold at Urban Outfitters, Nordstrom, and museum stores internationally. ( www.Mofones.com ) Her first film, THE CARETAKER, won Best Live Action Short at the 2012 LES Film Festival. Her second film, ODYSSEA premiered at Slamdance in 2014. Morrisa’s first feature documentary, INGRID, premiered at Slamdance 2018. Most recently, Morrisa created a music video/art piece for LA based