Past Screenings

06-03-12 Nat'l Museum for Women in the Arts

04-06-12 Cornell Cinema, Ithaca NY

04-01-12 Sebastopol, CA Documentary Film Fest

03-03-12 DC Independent Film Festival

02-24-12 Hillyer Art Space, Washington DC

11-05-11 Alexandria Film Festival, Alexandria VA

10-29-11 Utopia Film Festival, Greenbelt MD

10-27-11 Library of Congress, Washington DC

10-20-11 San Diego Asian Film Festival

09-23-11 DocMiami International Film Festival

09-16-11 Independents’ Film Festival, Tampa FL

"Sam Hampton's documentary Hidden Books | the Art of Kumi Korf, is a portrait of a Japanese-born American book artist.  The camera follows Korf from her studio in Ithaca, New York where she keeps her printing press, to Japan where she studied architecture and where her family still lives.  It is both a portrait of an artist at work and the world she inhabits seen and recorded with a poetic insight and understanding of the artistic process.


Films about book art and book artists are rarely made but this beautiful documentary will appeal to anyone who likes art and books and who is interested how limited edition books are conceived and created by one of the most original artists in the United States."


Krystyna Wasserman, Director of the Library and Research Center

National Museum of Women in the Arts



"The film documenting the work of Kumi Korf is revealing--doors and windows opening.  There's an aspect to Kumi when she walks in the room.  It's inescapable.  She fills the room.  And that vibrates through her books.  Kumi's work represents the Book Arts movement in America on many different levels."


Mark Dimunation, Chief of Rare Book and Special Collections

Library of Congress



"Hypnotically transporting you to the inner sanctums of the artist's mind, influences, memories, and creativity, Hidden Books | the Art of Kumi Korf evokes the sublime rhythm of contemplation imbued in Kumi's work."


Alexander Campos, Executive Director

Center for Book Arts

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