AGH i♥filmseries presents ‘West Wind: The Vision of Tom Thomson ’ + ‘Winds of Heaven: Emily Carr, Carvers and the Spirits of the Forest’ MAY 12

 

Saturday, May 12
1:00 pm
West Wind: The Vision of Tom Thomson 
Directors: Michèle Hozer, Peter Raymont, 2012, Canada, 95 min. (NYR)
Westdale Theatre

London Film Festival Audience Award, Best Feature Film, Domestic Arrivals. Westwind is about Tom Thomson, one of Canada’s most beloved painters. On July 8, 1917, he paddled across Canoe Lake and disappeared. What is it about Tom Thomson’s life, art and death that haunt us still and propels his little sketches to the stratosphere of the Canadian Art market? West Wind: The Vision of Tom Thomson unravels many of the mysteries of this beloved artist.

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Saturday, May 12
4:00 pm
Winds of Heaven: Emily Carr, Carvers and the Spirits of the Forest 
Director: Michael Ostroff, 2010, Canada,
87 min. (NYR)
Westdale Theatre

Canadian Society of Cinematographers Robert Brooks Award for Documentary Cinematography. An impressionistic exploration of the spirit that informed the solitary life of one of Canada’s most celebrated painters. Emily Carr began painting in an era when women didn’t, at an age when most people shouldn’t; traveling to remote locations that few professional adventurers chose to go. Not only did she adopt the painting techniques of modernism, when such ideas were considered dangerous, Carr chronicled the extraordinary art and culture of the First Nations, who were invisible to the dominant culture.

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