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IS THERE A PICTURE
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.
Produced & Directed by Ric Beairsto & Harry Killas
Edited by Rafi Spivak
Cinematography by Danny Nowak
Original Music by Dennis Burke
An excerpt from Is There A Picture:
TO BE RELEASED IN THE FALL OF 2017.