Nishmah salon series to screen documentary film ‘Eva Hesse’

Artist Eva Hesse (above) is the subject of a documentary Nishmah will screen Sept. 14 at Plaza Frontenac Cinema. 

Nishmah’s Ilene Joseph Salon Series will screen the St. Louis premiere of the documentary “Eva Hesse,” a film by Marcia Beglieter. The event takes place Wednesday, Sept. 14 at Landmark Plaza Frontenac Cinema.  The evening will begin with a light dinner reception at 5:30 p.m., followed by the 6:45 showing of the film and a discussion with the film’s producer, Karen Shapiro.  Tickets are $36 for the reception and film ($20 for students and seniors).

The documentary explores the journey of an extraordinary woman — an artist whose life was in dynamic interplay with her groundbreaking work. The story takes place in 1960s New York. The art scene and creative community play a major role in the film, as does the burgeoning feminist movement. The film also explores Hesse’s youth as a Jew in 1930s Germany, a country she would later return in 1964 to face her past and forge her future.  

Nishmah’s Salon Series is named in memory of one of its founders, Ilene Joseph z’l. Ilene was a passionate supporter of the Salon Series and volunteered countless hours as a facilitator to groups of devoted women.

Three additional salons will take place in the fall, winter and spring. The fall salon will take place during Sukkot on Oct. 19 and 20. Details can be found on the website

For more information on the Sept. 14 event, contact Sara Winkelman at [email protected] or 314-442-3268.