Cue the Muse

Cue the Muse

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This cinematic journey searches the secrets of uninhibited creativity, following four Vancouver artists: master painter and AIDS activist Tiko Kerr, ballet dancer Alexis Fletcher, luthier Nicole Alosinac and fiery singer Colleen Rennison of the blues-rock band No Sinner.

EJ Hughes Restoration: Triumph Over Hard Times

EJ Hughes Restoration: Triumph Over Hard Times

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Unexpectedly, while tearing down an old hotel, workmen uncovered hidden behind a false wall a lost masterpiece by British Columbia's premier landscape artist-E.J. Hughes.

Gordon Smith: The Reflective Canvas

Gordon Smith: The Reflective Canvas

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Vancouver artist Gordon Smith is one of the most prominent and prolific artists working in Canada today. This documentary reveals an artist in the twilight of his life and at the pinnacle of his career.

In the Footsteps of Michelangelo

In the Footsteps of Michelangelo

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This touching documentary is an intimate portrait of a priest who has devoted six decades of his life to God. Along the way, he offers frank insight into the monastic life, as well as faith, art and the relationship between the two.

Landscape Revealed: The Art of Toni Onley

Landscape Revealed: The Art of Toni Onley

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This documentary focuses on cherished West Coast artist, Toni Onley, his contemplative artistic process and his provocative public life, including recent interviews with the late artist at work.

The Life and Work of Alex Janvier

The Life and Work of Alex Janvier

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Alex Janvier has long been recognized as one of Canada's greatest artistic treasures whose work helped change the face of Canadian art. He is an internationally renowned artist whose paintings are in great demand and have been exhibited in galleries and private collections around the world. For Janvier, a Dene Suline from the Cold Lake First Nations Reserve in Alberta, painting has always been a way to tell a story and his art reflects the incredible changes that have taken place to Indigenous people in Canada during his lifetime. 

The Life and Work of Daphne Odjig

The Life and Work of Daphne Odjig

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One of Canada's greatest artists, Daphne Odjig, is a Potowatomi from Manitoulin Island. Her work, based on Indigenous traditions and way of life, spans over four decades. This epic goes beyond her paintings and drawings and looks at the forces that molded her spirit and her keen interest in art.

The Life and Work of the Woodland Artists

The Life and Work of the Woodland Artists

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A documentary that traces the beginnings of the Woodland Artists, a group of seven First Nations artists working together in the 1970s.

The Lowdown on Lowbrow

The Lowdown on Lowbrow

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The Lowdown On Lowbrow chronicles the evolution of an iconic alternative art scene and the relatively recent emergence of women artists at its forefront.

Painted on the Spot: On the Road with Ernie Luthi...

Painted on the Spot: On the Road with Ernie Luthi...

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Saskatchewan artist Ernie Luthi is remembered in this film that salutes his love of nature and the large body of landscape drawings and paintings he created.

PICTURE START

PICTURE START

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The members of the so-called 'Vancouver School' are the biggest international art stars to ever come out of Canada, yet they remain little known, even to many Canadians. PICTURE START tells the remarkable, and unlikely, story of the emergence and rise of the original generation of this esteemed group: Jeff Wall, Rodney Graham and Ian Wallace.

Pnina Granirer: Portrait of an Artist

Pnina Granirer: Portrait of an Artist

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Pnina Granirer: Portrait of an Artist explores the development of an art career spanning five decades. It follows Granirer's life in art, from Romania during the war, to Israel, the U.S., and finally Canada.

Roger Ings Utopia

Roger Ing's Utopia

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Enter the eclectic world of Roger Ing, a prolific Canadian artist, philanthropist, and former ower/operator of the New Utopia Café in Regina, a place where magical moments happened and a legend was created.

Susan N. Stewart • The Artists Life (Series 1)

Susan N. Stewart • The Artist's Life (Series 1)

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This episode of The Artist's Life profiles painter, Susan N. Stewart.

The Trickster: Edward Poitras in Venice

The Trickster: Edward Poitras in Venice

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This documentary follows Metis artist Edward Poitras as he creates then mounts an exhibition at the Venice Biennale.