The Tom McCarthy imprimatur always goes a long way in getting an independent feature off the ground, and here the Oscar-winning “Spotlight” director serves as executive producer on a documentary about Mary Heilmann. A countercultural icon, the 83-year-old Heilmann is among the most influential abstract painters of her generation, emerging out of minimalism and the Beat Generation in California, with shows at the likes of Hauser & Wirth and the New Museum. Matt Creed’s documentary “Waves, Roads, & Hallucinations” premieres at the Hamptons Film Festival on Monday and is currently seeking U.S. distribution. IndieWire shares a first look clip below.

More on the film: Director Matt Creed offers an intimate and vivid experience that follows Heilmann for seven years in her natural environments, from her studios in Bridgehampton and Tribeca to her installation at the Hamburger Bahnhof Museum in Berlin. Incorporating rare archival material, found footage, and original in-studio moments of Heilmann at work, the film creates an immersive odyssey into the mind and work of a legendary living artist. (Heilmann has a new exhibit currently on view at the Dia Beacon.)

The documentary is produced by Jacqueline Sischy, Hayley Matus, and Brandon Creed. Executive producers also include theater icon Jon Mantello, artist Derek Fordjour, Alex Georgiou, and Eli Ping. More info is available at the Hamptons Film Festival‘s website here.

Mary Heilmann: Waves, Roads & Hallucinations Clip

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