Westermann: Memorial to the Idea of Man If He Was an Idea

Leslie Buchbinder
Ed Harris, Ed Ruscha, Frank Gehry

This is a wildly imaginative documentary film about the life and work of artist and marine H.C. (“Cliff”) Westermann, voice-acted by four-time Academy Award nominee Ed Harris. The film was conceived and directed by Leslie Buchbinder, and features interviews with artists Ed Ruscha, Frank Gehry, and many others. As a veteran of World War II and the Korean War who struggled with the ramifications of modern warfare, Westermann’s dramatic personal history can be traced through his beguiling, surreal artworks.


Sponsored by Matthew Scharf.