Director: Richard Kane / Featuring: Jon Imber, Jill Hoy 2014 USA / English / 60 minutes
A document of this artist's courageous and sometimes darkly humorous response to a death sentence, a diagnosis of ALS. The film traces his life, his career and his adaptations, switching from painting with his right hand to his left, and then to both hands held at his waist as the degenerative condition progresses. Adversity only makes him more determined to paint, and paint he does: more than 100 portraits in a four-month span.
Richard Kane present for q&a following screening
Portland Museum of Art (View)
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Portland, ME 04101