The month of June features fantastic films that will be screening as part of the Art Gallery of Hamilton’s ilovefilm series at the Lincoln Alexander Centre on Friday, June 22 and Saturday June 23.
For show times and ticket information, please visit: https://www.artgalleryofhamilton.com/programs/ilovefilmseries/
Stanley Tucci, 2017 UK, English, French, Spanish, 90min, Rating: 14A
Final Portrait is the story of the touching and offbeat friendship between American writer and art-lover James Lord and Alberto Giacometti, as seen through Lord’s eyes and revealing unique insight into the beauty, frustration, profundity and sometimes the chaos of the artistic process. Set in 1964, while on a short trip to Paris, Lord is asked by his friend, Giacometti, to sit for a portrait. The process, promises Giacometti, will take only a few days and so Lord agrees — ultimately wondering “how much longer can it go on like this?”
Steven S. Campanelli Tucci, 2017 Canada, English, 101min, Rating: 14A
An adaptation of Richard Wagamese’s award-winning novel, this moving drama follows the life of Canadian First Nations boy, Saul Indian Horse, as he survives residential school and life amongst the racism of the 1970s. A talented hockey player, Saul must find his own path as he battles sterotypes and alcoholism.
Boom For Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat
Sara Driver, 2017 USA, English, 78min, Rating: 14A
Exploring the pre-fame years of the celebrated American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, and how New York City, its people, and tectonically shifting arts culture of the late 1970s and ’80s shaped his vision.
Finding Vivian Maier
John Maloof, Charlie Siskel, 2013, USA, English, 83min, Rating: PG
Director Charlie Siskel will hold a Q&A session following the film.
Finding Vivian Maier is the critically acclaimed documentary about a mysterious nanny, who secretly took over 100,000 photographs that were hidden in storage lockers and, discovered decades later, is now among the 20th century’s greatest photographers. Directed by John Maloof and Charlie Siskel, Maier’s strange and riveting life and art are revealed through never before seen photographs, films, and interviews with dozens who thought they knew her.