Mary Cassatt is now recognized as one of the great American artists of the
19th century. The best examples of her work have been collected for this
presentation to reveal its quality, variety and originality. Her personal
story--her years in Paris, her relationship with Degas, the influence of her
socially prominent Philadelphia family, the places she lived and painted--is
told with on-location footage and stills. This vivid portrait is the first
film to celebrate the remarkable career of Mary Cassatt.