Searching for Lady Day: A Portrait in Steel

Searching for Lady Day is a short documentary exploring the history of sculptor Mark di Suvero’s prolific body of work, his relationship with the Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park, and his inspiration for the sculpture “Yes, For Lady Day”.

  • Geoffrey Bates
    Director
  • Geoffrey Bates
    Writer
  • Joshua E. Young
    Writer
  • Geoffrey Bates
    Producer
  • Joshua E. Young
    Producer
  • Mark di Suvero
    Key Cast
  • Charles H. Nolley
    Excutive Producer
  • Nikki A. Daily
    Associtate Producer
  • Joshua E. Young
    Editor
  • Kim Pedersen
    Editor
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Genres:
    Fine Arts, Sculptore, Art History, Art Film, Biography
  • Runtime:
    23 minutes 26 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 16, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    6,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Fine Arts Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    May 11, 2017
  • Governors State University (GSU) Summer Film Festival
    University Park
    United States
    August 2, 2017
  • Barcelona Planet Film Festival Barcelona

    July 2, 2017
  • Naperville Independent Film Festival
    Naperville, IL
    United States
    September 28, 2017
Director Biography - Geoffrey Bates

Geoffrey Bates has more than 40 years of professional experience in the visual arts as a facility director, curator, college professor and practicing studio artist. As Director and Curator of the Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park, he oversees programming, presentation, conservation and acquisition for the park's collection of 29 large-scale artworks. Bates earned a BFA in Drawing and Printmaking at the University of Georgia and an MFA in Painting and Printmaking from Ohio University. He makes his home in Lockport, Illinois. While Geoffrey has hosted multiple television episodes of his arts program Art Out & About for Governors State University's The Educator television channel, Searching for Lady Day: A Portrait in Steel is his first foray into filmmaking.

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