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      Herb and Dorothy

      2008 1h 31m Documentary List
      96% Tomatometer 28 Reviews 82% Audience Score 500+ Ratings A couple (Dorothy Vogel, Herbert Vogel) redefine what it means to be an art collector. Read More Read Less
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      While perhaps not as probing as it could have been, Megumi Sasaki's languidly paced documentary is as entertaining as it is inspiring.

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      Maitland McDonagh Time Out Rated: 4/5 Nov 17, 2011 Full Review Joe Williams St. Louis Post-Dispatch The movie gives us an eyeful, but the unexamined irony is that the nice old couple can't sell the rest of us on why it's good. Rated: 3/4 Oct 21, 2009 Full Review Lisa Kennedy Denver Post Sasaki balances her subjects' yarns with insights into the cultural moment that shaped them and vice-versa, in particular the shift from abstract expressionism to the sparer gestures of minimalist and conceptual art. Rated: 3/4 Jul 17, 2009 Full Review Amie Simon Three Imaginary Girls Herb & Dorothy Vogel are my new heroes. They prove definitively that anyone can appreciate, love and buy art. Plus, it's clear they adore each other as much as they love their collection. Mar 9, 2019 Full Review Brandy McDonnell The Oklahoman The Vogels are charming subjects whose love of art lights up the screen. Rated: 3/4 Aug 13, 2018 Full Review Pablo Villaça Cinema em Cena A história da paixão incontrolável do casal Vogel por arte contemporânea é algo não só tocante, mas educativo. Rated: 4/5 Feb 21, 2010 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member The greatest 01 hour: and 31 minutes with real footage!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review Audience Member They didn't think that their collection is investment. They often bought works of artist before they became famous. They thought growth of artists is more important than completeness of their works. They kept in touch with the artists after buying their works. Artists sometimes sold their works at discount price because the artists knew that Herb and Dorothy were not rich. It is amazing that Herb and Dorothy just collected works they like without selling any of them for interests. It's also remarkable that they enjoyed interaction with the artists. Their collection became so big that many museums paid attention to it. Finally they had problem in keeping the works in their apartment and donated them to National Museum. There was no hesitation because they were government worker and their collection was not their investment to get return. They fully enjoyed their collection and they can still enjoy the exhibits free of charge after donation. Herb passed away in 2014 and Dorothy stopped buying collection because she thought it's meaningless to do it without Herb. What a wonderful life they had! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/03/23 Full Review Audience Member Brilliant bio.....what a fantastic life!!!! Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Audience Member I wonder how many more Herb and Dorthy's there are around the word! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member A truly unbelievable story. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Audience Member A not-so wonderful documentary on the wonderful couple, pushing a wonderful theme Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis A couple (Dorothy Vogel, Herbert Vogel) redefine what it means to be an art collector.
      Director
      Megumi Sasaki
      Producer
      Megumi Sasaki
      Genre
      Documentary
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Oct 14, 2016
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $194.7K
      Runtime
      1h 31m