Art & The Documentary

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Sunshine Coast Arts Centre
5714 Medusa, Sechlet

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January 20: The Artist Is Present

Director(s): Matthew Akers
Year: 2012
Length: 106 min

Guest Speaker: Anna Banana

Seductive, fearless, and outrageous, Marina Abramovic has been redefining what art is for nearly forty years. Using her own body as a vehicle, pushing herself beyond her physical and mental limits – and at times risking her life in the process – she creates performances that challenge, shock, and move us.

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February 17: Shut Up & Say Something

Director(s): Stuart Gillies & Melanie Wood
Year: 2017
Length: 82 min

Following acclaimed international spoken word artist Shane Koyczan on an emotional road trip to reconnect with the father he never knew, this film provides a powerful and intimate look at how a master wordsmith mines the scars of his past for truth, acceptance, and the most important poem of his life.

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March 17: Louise Lecavalier

Director(s): Raymon St-Jean
Year: 2017
Length: 102 min

Visually stunning exploration of the life and work of acclaimed Canadian dancer and choreographer Louise Lecavalier. She is a true icon of dance, a unique creator whose art transcends the limitations of the human body.

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April 21: Leaning Into the Wind

Director(s): Thomas Riedelsheimer
Year: 2017
Length: 97 min
Rating: PG

Leaning into the Wind follows artist Andy Goldsworthy on his exploration of the world and himself through ephemeral and permanent workings on the landscape, cities, and within his own body. The film follows Andy on his exploration of the layers of this world and the impact of the years on himself and his art.

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May 19: Meet Beau Dick: Maker of Monsters

Director(s): Natalie Boll & LaTiesha Fazakas
Year: 2017
Length: 90 min

Guest speaker: Leoni Dick

Meet Beau Dick gives an intimate look into the life of one of Canada’s greatest artists. Beau Dick worked within an ancient tradition and rose to the ranks of international success within the white cube world of contemporary art.