Beatrice Wood (March 3, 1893 – March 12, 1998) was an American artist and studio potter, who late in life was dubbed the "Mama of Dada," and served as a partial inspiration for the character of Rose DeWitt Bukater in James Cameron's 1997 film, Titanic. Beatrice Wood died nine days after her 105th birthday in Ojai, California.
... "Making a documentary about artist Beatrice Wood that is as full of life as its subject is probably impossible ... But producer-director Tom Neff's energetic Beatrice Wood Mama of Dada, which airs at 10 tonight on KCET-TV Channel 28, comes as close as you could ask...Among ... were Japanese, as one of the interviewees in the film points out, Wood would have long ago been dubbed a living national treasure ...
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