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Painted Land: In Search of the Group of Seven (2015)

A Painters Country In Search of the Group of Seven follows authors and wilderness photographers Joanie and Gary McGuffin, and art historian Michael Burtch as they search for the locations ... See full summary »

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Phyllis Ellis

Writer:

Nancy Lang
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Colm Feore ... Lawren Harris (voice)
Paul Gross ... Arthur Lismer / A.J. Casson (voice)
Eric Peterson ... A.Y. Jackson (voice)
R.H. Thomson ... J.E.H. MacDonald (voice)
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A Painters Country In Search of the Group of Seven follows authors and wilderness photographers Joanie and Gary McGuffin, and art historian Michael Burtch as they search for the locations visited by Canada's most celebrated landscape painters who captured the spirit of the land, water, and skies of northern Ontario in the 1920's. Many of the Group of Seven's canvases and sketches have become iconic representations of the Canadian soul. Filmed on location in the Algoma region and along the north shore of Lake Superior, the film combines original photography, archival materials, paintings and re-creations. A Painters Country is the next film in a series of award-winning art documentaries produced by White Pine Pictures.

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Positively an enchanting journey of search and discovery!
3 October 2015 | by bobmoore-45391See all my reviews

Get ready for a breathtaking journey into one of North America's most rugged and beautiful landscapes. This documentary will take you deep into the back country of Algoma and the coastline of eastern Lake Superior. The striking cinematography, the exceptional musical score, the weaving of historical footage and letters with a contemporary adventure search for the rediscovery of lost Group of Seven painting sites kept me spellbound. I love history when you can see a photo or a work of art and then be transported today to the exact location where each was created long ago. This is a special film because it brings a deeper understanding of the motivation of artists, writers, and photographers in their interpretation of the natural world. I found it simply enchanting!


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Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 2015 (Canada) See more »

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A Painters' Country: In Search of the Group of Seven See more »

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