Meaningful Motion Pictures

World Premiere!



IS THERE A PICTURE tells the remarkable—and improbable—story of a unique group of artists who used photography to launch a far-flung city into the fine arts stratosphere. An outgrowth of our earlier production, PICTURE START, this 95-minute documentary tracks the rise of Marian Penner Bancroft, Christos Dikeakos, Rodney Graham, Jeff Wall and Ian Wallace from the rich countercultural milieu of 1960s Vancouver, to their place of global prominence today. Drawing back the curtain on this extraordinary set of artists, IS THERE A PICTURE offers rare insight into their work, their relationships with one another, and how it is they emerged in a city until recently known more for its surrounding forests than its art.

IS THERE A PICTURE receives its first public screening on January 11, 2019 at the Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour Street in Vancouver, BC, 7:30 PM. Several of the artists featured in the documentary will be in attendance, as will the filmmakers, and a Q & A session will follow the screening.

Later screenings of IS THERE A PICTURE at the Theatre are as follows:

Friday, January 11, 7:30pm

Saturday, January 12, 8:20pm

Sunday, January 13, 5:00pm

Monday, January 14, 3:00pm

Tuesday, January 15, 8:10pm

Wednesday, January 16, 8:25pm

Thursday, January 17, 8:15pm


The trailer for IS THERE A PICTURE:

IS THERE A PICTURE is directed and produced by Ric Beairsto & Harry Killas

Edited by Rafi Spivak

Cinematography is by Danny Nowak

Original music by Dennis Burke

For a full PRESS KIT and DOWNLOADABLE IMAGES please contact us via the page above.