Pierre Salinger Award,: Best Documentary
Avignon/New York Festival, New york, NY, November 13, 2005

Animavision & Digital Cut Award: Best Film for Television
22nd International Festival of Films on Art, Montréal, CA.  March 21, 2004



An 83-year-old nun recalls her 'affair' with Matisse

Philadelphia Inquirer
October 17, 2003
By Carrie Rickey, Inquirer Movie Critic

“Freed's film. . . is as light-filled as the tiny chapel, a jewel box of the spirit both spectral and prismatic. It is an act of veneration, much like the making of the chapel.”
Film recalls bond between Matisse and model nun


Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
September 23, 2003
By Mary Thomas, Post-Gazette Art Critic

“A beautifully made documentary . . . (whose) story flows as effortlessly as a family recollection. (It) is refreshingly different from the kind of art-historical analysis that too often includes only that which supports the academic theories of its author... The ultimate message of the film is one of triumph. “


Un Homme, Une Femme

La Presse
Week of 11-17 March, 2004

“Le propos amuse et l’art de Matisse brille dans sa splendeur. “
(The dialogue is amusing and Matisse’s art sparkles in its splendor.)


Its Cup Runneth Over

Documentary International
July 2004
By Kevin Lewis

“A Model for Matisse . . . is a sweet, wry, and poignant Pagnolian story. . . “


Culture et Cinéma présente

Le Nice Matin
July 2005
By Sy. C.

“. . . un film qui  oscille entre poésie et art sacré. “
(“. . . a film that swings between poetry and religious art. “)


SCREENINGS (Museums, Festivals, TV)

WPT, Madison, WI
to be broadcast January, 2006

Avignon/New York Film Festival,
November 13, 2005

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.
November 5, 2005

Louisiana Museum, Copehagen, DK
October 26, 2005

WHYY. Philadelphia, PA.
Broadcasts, September 1 and September 25, 2005

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. NY,
Sept 17, 2005

Musée Départemental Albert et Félice Demard,France,
June-August 2004

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. NY.
June 26, 2005

Cinéma Casino, Vence, France.
June 9, 2005

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.
January 22, 2005

Museum of N. Carolina, Raleigh-Durham.
January 14, 2005

La Maison Européenne  de la Photographie.
December 10, 2004

Musée Matisse du Cateau-Cambrésis.
November 5, 2004

France 3 – French Regional Television.
November 6, 2004

Musée Matisse, Nice, France.
November 2, 2004

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
October 22, 2004

France 5 – French National Television.
October 31, 2004

National Arts Club, NY, NY. 
October 7, 2004

Musée des Beaux Arts, Montréal, Canada.
September 26, 2004

Full Frame Documentary Festival, Durham, N.C.
April 2004.

Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA.
March 9  2004.

Festival International du Film sur l’Art, Montréal Canada.
March 2004.

Institut Français Alliance Française, New York NY.
January  2004.

Institut Français Alliance Française, Philadelphia, PA.
March  2004.

Musée Matisse, Nice, France.
November 5, 2003

Fresh Frames Film Series, Prince Music Theatre. Phila, PA.
Oct.19, 2003