When the great architect Luis Barragán died in 1988, his papers and other work were hidden away from the public in a Swiss vault. Many years later, the provocative artist and filmmaker Jill Magid engages in a “high wire act” of a struggle to democratize access to his art. In the process her action becomes a work of art in itself. This suspenseful and thought-provoking film documents her actions and their consequences.
“Captivatingly wily. THE PROPOSAL meditates on the meaning of artistic legacy. Most of all, it shines an ingeniously media-savvy spotlight on Barragán’s work.” — Jeannette Catsoulis, The New York Times
“A multi-layered and thought-provoking work of art.” – Allan Hunter, Screen International