I've seen just about every type of art quilt there is to see. Most of them are nice, but I rarely get the feeling that the quilter is truly immersed in their subject matter. It doesn't seem to me that many demons are exorcised through subject matter in quilting (except maybe chocolate or shoe addiction). Sun Smith-Foret is a different breed of quilter. The 68-year old psychotherapists experienced a celluloid conversion late in life (through a chance encounter with Reservoir Dogs, of all things).
Her massive collection of movie-inspired quilts are currently on display at the Belger Arts Center in Kansas City. The quilts, ranging from small pieces to wall-sized installations are brimming with film geek arcana. Each quilt represents Smith-Foret's interpretation of the tone and color of the film, and can range from intense and fractured to bright and lyrical. Today's Kansas City Star has a great article about the exhibition, as well as a slide show of the quilts. I don't think all of Smith-Foret's quilts are masterpieces by any means, but there is an obsessive genuineness that draws me to them.
LINK thanks, Mo!