Kelly+Yamamoto Productions | Kelly+Yamamoto Productions | Smitten
Smitten is a love story about art. It not only portrays a man and his vast and extraordinary collection, but also offers a delightful commentary on the “art” of aging successfully.
kelly, yamamoto, film, documentary, art, museum, contemporary art, rene di rosa, california, art collector
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Smitten

©2005 — 27 minutes

 

Rene di Rosa is smitten by art. He is unusual because his goal is neither about interior decorating nor increasing social status, but about the pure joy of discovery. Rene has the world’s largest and most notable collection of northern California contemporary art; at times colorful, figurative, humorous, rebellious, political, and radical.

 

Smitten is not only about a man and his vast and extraordinary collection, it also offers a delightful commentary on the “art” of aging successfully.

 

Produced in partnership with KRCB North Bay Public Media.

Awards

• Audience Award Best Documentary,
DC Independent Film Festival
• Audience Award (shared), Aspen Shortsfest

Key Credits

Writer, Director, Producer: Nancy Kelly
Editor, Producer: Kenji Yamamoto
Director of Photography: Lou Weinert, Tomas Tucker, Marsha Kahm
Graphic Design: Gary Jaeger

Primary Funder

• ITVS