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Portrait of Lillie : A Passion for Art


a film by Janice Movson and Jeffrey Hall












Synopsis:   Lillie Miller, a 96 year old multi-talented artist, independent, still active, still learning, still fully engaged with the world around her, talks about her childhood on the Lower East Side in the 1920s and 30s, and her university studies in art, literature, and music. She had a successful career as a young modern dancer in the 1940's, learned to play the cello in her 60's, and continues to express herself in her 90's as a ceramicist.


Running time: 25:24


Subjects:  art, education, dance, music, Jewish history, settlement house movement, New York history, aging. 

Contact:  Janice Movson at

                  Jeffrey Hall at

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