Hotdocs SSM There are no Fakes
November 21 @ 9:00 pm
HotDocs Showcase SSM
There are no Fakes
November 21th 9PM
Sault Community Theatre Centre
Cash bar reception opens at before the show, please bring valid ID and sufficient funds.
Delicious finger foods provided free of charge.
Norval Morrisseau (Copper Thunderbird) is arguably the most influential Indigenous artist in Canada, commonly referred to as the founder of the Woodlands style. After spending $20,000 at a reputable Toronto gallery to purchase Spirit Energy of Mother Earth, Kevin Hearn (of the Barenaked Ladies) was surprised to discover the authenticity of his Morrisseau canvas being called into question. His decision to sue the art dealer spurs an investigation into the painting’s provenance, and so begins the unravelling of an art fraud ring with fighting factions, all claiming to be the true protectors of the Anishinaabe painter’s legacy—and all of whom happen to be white. Dealers, investors, experts and artists vigorously defend their interests in a search for truth where culture and commerce collide. Questions of authenticity, appropriation and exploitation underlay a devastating story about a visionary artist caught between worlds. As the legal case proceeds, shocking new revelations emerge, detailing damages that spread far beyond the canvas.
Runtime : 114 Minutes
Content Notice: Film Contains Sexual Violence Trigger Material
A Special discussion with Michael Burtch previous Director of the Algoma Public Art Gallery to follow the film for special insights into the world of Morrisseau.
General Admission- $8 + Applicable Fees
Passports are available at the Sault Community Box Office to see all 8 shows at a discount, not available online at present.