The story behind the tragic death of Vincent van Gogh. To call it an animation would be to discredit it. First shot as a live action film with actors and then hand painted over, frame by frame, in oils. 65,000 frames of film painted by 125 professional oil painters.
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Photos by Paul Clancy
October 14: Gurrumul
Director(s): Paul Damien Williams
Length: 96 min
Celebrated by audiences at home and abroad, indigenous artist Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu was one of the most important and acclaimed voices to ever come out of Australia. Blind from birth, he found purpose and meaning through songs and music inspired by his community and country on Elcho Island in far North East Arnhem Land.
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Leftmost photo shows Don MacKenzie of the SC Credit Union presenting sponsorship cheque at Gurrumul screening. Photos by Paul Clancy.
November 11: Everybody Street
Director(s): Cheryl Dunn
Length: 83 min
Guest Speaker: Paul Clancy
The documentary pays tribute to the spirit of New York street photography through the work of iconic street photographers Bruce Davidson, Mary Ellem Mark, Elliott Erwitt, Ricky Powell, and Jamel Shabazz.
Photos by Steven Roberts.
January 20: The Artist Is Present
Director(s): Matthew Akers
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.
February 17: Shut Up & Say Something
Director(s): Stuart Gillies & Melanie Wood
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.
March 17: Louise Lecavalier
Director(s): Raymon St-Jean
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.
April 21: Leaning Into the Wind
Director(s): Thomas Riedelsheimer
Length: 97 min
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.
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.