A one-time hermit in the Adirondack mountains, the modernist painter Harold Weston (1894-1972) earned accolades as one of America's most noteworthy artists. Yet he also was driven to answer a humanitarian impulse to engage in the pivotal events of his time, including both World Wars and, later, the fight for a federal commitment to art and artists in the United States. A Bigger Belief in Beauty, narrated by Tony Award Winner Jefferson Mays, chronicles this life story. Rich archival materials, including never-before-seen artworks from all periods of Weston's career, as well as interviews with artists, historians and friends, combine in a documentary that accords Harold Weston the attention he deserves as a major player in the art and politics of his time. 65 minutes. 2006.