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Ken Foster

This screening took place on
Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 11:00pm
KIAC Ballroom: Dawson City

Rendezvous with Madness Film Tour: Ken Foster
As part of the Dawson City Riverside Arts Festival

The Vancouver street artist Ken Foster is a fixture on the mean streets of Gastown, a district legendary for its community of broken souls. Foster paints what he sees. He paints it boldly and he paints it fast. Partly this is due to his technique: images spring from him like thoughts, the city transfigured into stark visions. But it is also part of his survival strategy: Foster is a schizophrenic crack addict, and he has chosen to live with his demons as a condition of his art. A documentary as fascinating and uncompromising as it subject.

Culture critic and RWM program director, Geoff Pevere will lead a post-screening discussion.

  • Directed by JOSH LANER
  • 2016, British Columbia
  • 94 minutes
    Ken Foster

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