Altina herself is full of surprises, and the film ramps up slowly as details emerge. She invented the now-iconic "cat's eye" glasses, which made eyewear fashionable for the first time ever and foreshadowed her gifts as a sculptor. She was also a generous political force, helping Jewish refugees escape the Holocaust, aiding people against Joseph McCarthy's Un-American Activities campaign and getting involved early on in the struggles of Martin Luther King. In this portrait, we are treated to an acquaintanceship with a woman in an almost constant search for a creative life, and that might be its most moving feature. At a time when expectations of women were rigid and limiting, Altina allowed herself to make choices that seem to have opened doors to both a seemingly fearless creativity and true love.