Release Date: January 27, 2017 - Toronto, Vancouver, Ottawa, Calgary, Halifax
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This insightful documentary shines a light on one of Canada's most celebrated painters: Lawren Harris. Co-founder and leader of the revered Group of Seven, Lawren is the most valued artist in the nation's history — his piece "Mountain Forms" sold for over $11.2 million in November 2016, an unprecedented amount and easily a record in the Canadian art world.
In Where the Universe Sings: The Spiritual Journey of Lawren Harris, viewers are granted access to the icon. His mysterious and often reserved character is unveiled, and the reason behind his unrelenting desire to battle critics and depict Canada in a radical, remarkable way is illuminated. Colm Feore voices Harris and Eric Peterson lends his voice to that of fellow Group of Seven artist A.Y. Jackson.
Intimate and revealing, the documentary serves as a love letter to Harris, featuring telling interviews, over 130 paintings, previously unseen photos, and work by the venerated visionaries whom inspired him, including Van Gogh, Gaugin and Emily Carr.
Peter Raymont, Nancy Lang
Studio: White Pines Pictures