Feature length documentary about a tobacco heiress and free-spirited artist to open in New York and Los Angeles

Victoria Sanders Film Partners LLC in conjunction with Eight Twelve Productions announced the theatrical release of Altina, the award-winning feature length documentary about a tobacco heiress and free-spirited artist who defied convention her entire life, both personally and professionally. The film, directed by Peter Sanders (The Disappeared), will open on Friday, September 12 at the IFC Center in New York and on Friday, September 19 at the Laemmle Music Hall Theater in Los Angeles. The film won the Best Film and Best Director Award at the Toronto Jewish Film Festival. Altina Schinasi, (1907 – 1999), was a paradox. Simultaneously seductive and reserved, her sheltered upbringing was in sharp contrast to the bold sexuality of her artwork, and she created a fashion sensation in the 1930s with her design for Harlequin eyeglasses. Altina is an affecting, provocative, and richly informative documentary about an American trendsetter–a woman before her time.

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