You Can't Take Her Out- A Sita Gomez Story

You can’t take her out- she’s uncontrollable.
You can’t take her out- she’s a survivor.
You can’t take her out of art history.

A punk rock real estate agent turned filmmaker (Susie DeFord) meets 91-year-old Cuban- American Artist Sita Gomez and begins to help Sita to get her artwork back in the public eye after 30 years in obscurity. Through the power of film and social media Susie tells Sita’s story of fleeing Nazi occupied Paris, the Cuban Revolution, and the New York art scene of the 60’s and 70’s. You Can’t Take Her Out shows the struggle of being a wife, mother, and artist, and the power of an unlikely friendship between women artists of different generations.

  • Susie DeFord
  • Susie DeFord
  • Susie DeFord
  • Dennis Riley
  • Antonio Villaronga
  • Joe Cantor
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Genres:
    Documentary, Art
  • Runtime:
    21 minutes 22 seconds
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Susie DeFord

Susie DeFord is a dog trainer, writer, musician, and filmmaker. She studied writing & film at Florida State University, and received her MFA from the New School University. Susie is the author of the poetry collection Dogs of Brooklyn & Director of the film You Can't Take Her Out- A Sita Gomez Story.

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