Meaningful Motion Pictures

Broadcast 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 broadcast premiere on April 9, 2019 on Knowledge Network at 10 PM, repeating at 1 AM that night.


The trailer for IS THERE A PICTURE:

Recent Press Coverage of IS THERE A PICTURE:

The Georgia Straight

Vancouver Observer

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

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