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Flexie! All the Same and All Different

This screening took place on
Friday, July 8, 2016 at 6:00pm
Globe Theatre Atlin, BC

From the director of the films The Suburbanators, Kitchen Party, Waydowntown, A Problem with Fear, and the feature documentaries Radiant City and The Future is Now! comes a documentary about mass-produced landscape painting, populist art collecting and the milieu of rural prairie culture. Levine Flexhaug was a speed painter in 1950s ad 60s Southern Alberta and Saskatchewan who produced and sold thousands of paintings that were a variation of a mountain landscape scene. The film is a revealing exchange of ideas about the popularity and meaning of landscape painting and the position of Flexhaug’s work within the world of art and the rural world that he lived in. In the course of making the film, the filmmakers travelled widely in western Canada and elsewhere to conduct interviews with family members, acquaintances, collectors, art historians, and critics and visit sites and locations where Flexhaug painted and sold his work. Featuring artists (Chris Cran, Calgary), academics (Elizabeth Legge, U of Toronto) and farmers (Earl Lyon, Gull Lake).
  • Directed by Gary Burns
  • 2016, Alberta, Canada
  • 75 minutes

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