Special Presentations

Spring & Arnaud

Screening: Friday, September 26, 2014, 7pm only
Directed by: Marcia Connolly and Katherine Knight
Documentary, Rated “G”, 70 minutes (CANADA/FRANCE)

“Cinematically gorgeous… a breathtakingly tender and intelligent love story” – Lynne Fernie, HOT DOCS

“Hot Docs Gem Spring & Arnaud blends art with love story” – Martin Knelman, THE TORONTO STAR

Art, love, and mortality explored through the lives and work of artists Spring Hurlbut and Arnaud Maggs.  The film immerses the viewer in a world where art and life are indivisible and where the couple’s devotion to each other is matched only by their dedication to their own work. The camera captures the visually rich and precise world of these strong individuals; the texture of their surroundings; the humor of their interaction and their struggles to bring their ideas to life. The urban feel of the studio and gallery is seen in counterpoint to the artists’ bucolic retreat in the south of France. It is a world shaped by the artists’ commitment to distill what is most meaningful from life to create an enduring trace of their existence.

Tickets: $10
Advance tickets available at: Uptown Theater, 55 Dunlop Street West and the MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster Street, Barrie

The Barrie Film Festival is pleased to present this screening as a featured event of the MacLaren Art Centre’s Carnegie Days – a festival of art and language.