In a Nutshell: A Portrait of Elizabeth Tashjian
- Official Website
- Biography, Portrait, Human Rights, and Arts
"In a Nutshell" chronicles the unique life of Elizabeth Yegsa Tashjian: at birth in 1912, a first generation American of aristocratic Armenian immigrants; at age nine, a concert violinist living on Manhattan's upper west side; at twenty-one, an award-winning classical painter studying at the National Academy of Design in New York; at age forty-seven, a devoted Christian Science healer; and, at the youthful age of sixty, creator of the one and only Nut Museum. At ninety-two years old, Tashjian found herself immersed in a strange new chapter of her prolific life. After a series of tragic events surrounding her health and finances, she was penniless and confined to a nursing home against her will. The contents of the Nut Museum were permanently removed and her beloved home sold to the highest bidder. Declared insane by her state-appointed conservators, Elizabeth Tashjian fought to preserve her identity and regain the life she built.
- Running time
- 80 minutes
- Don Bernier ... Producer/Director
- Prod. Co.
- mimetic media
- United States
- Years of Production
- NYC, CT
- Release year
- Slamdance Film Festival, Los Angeles Film Festival, Independent Film Festival of Boston, Sidewalk Film Festival, Maryland Film Festival, Cucalorus, Heartland Film Festival, San Francisco Documentary Film Festival, Maine International Film Festival...
- Crystal Heart Award, Heartland Film Festival '05
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