Filmmaker Michael Keslin interviewed writer/director Mark Gordon about his experience over 10 years producing Awakening In Taos: The Mabel Dodge Luhan Story. The interview explores the many stages the film went through resulting in the the Award-Winning 1-hour documentary that will be broadcast over PBS stations. Filmmaker Michael Keslin asks the right questions to reveal how this independent film came together.
Awakening in Taos is a made-in-New Mexico documentary intended for PBS distribution. It relates the untold story of Mabel Dodge Luhan, a remarkable woman; a writer and advocate for the arts, women’s rights and Native American culture.
The story of Awakening In Taos is told through narration, historical photographs, paintings and individual interviews. We shot hours of conversations with art experts and families of the key characters. Please enjoy these unedited segments.
Mabel Dodge Luhan, a powerful example of the early Modern sensibility, arrived in Taos in 1917. Following on the heels of publicity generated by the Taos Society of Artists, Dodge became the next great advocate for the unique culture of Taos. New York’s Modern Art critic, Henry McBride, credits Dodge with bringing Taos to the East-Coast Modernists’ attention. Dodge also wrote the first book on the Taos artists, titled Taos and Its Artists (1947).
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