To produce, support, and sustain all forms of art — high, low, and emerging — requires a unique combination of understanding and drive. Elizabeth Redleaf has been intimately involved in funding art forms and helping them flourish for decades. Her connection with film, in particular, is both aesthetic and analytical, matched with a keen sense of detail and command of the same.
She has reviewed films in print and has sponsored independent filmmakers through The Walker Art Center's Women in Vision International Film Festival, Telluride Film Festival, and Mountainfilm. She founded and co-chairs the Walker Art Center Film Society with Bill Pohlad of River Road Productions and has served as a board member of Minnesota Film Arts. She also serves on the IFP Minnesota Advisory Board. Her love of film, combined with her ability to get wheels turning, led her to found Werc Werk Works, a film production company established with a mission of supporting artists and rewarding profit partners.
Elizabeth's involvement in film is nurtured by her broader commitments to the arts community. She is a board member for multiple organizations, including chamber music, dance, visual art, and a major metropolitan library. She has made substantial contributions to the arts and has been a force in persuading others to do the same.