REEL CANADA Brings West Wind to Garden City Collegiate
Today marks our first-time event at Garden City Collegiate with a screening of Peter Raymont & Michele Hozer's documentary WEST WIND: THE VISION OF TOM THOMSON. With the assistance of REEL CANADA's Manitoba Coordinator & Facilitator, Terri Cherniack and Garden City Collegiate teacher, Catherine Flynn, 150 students will experience the visually stunning and thoughtful documentary followed by a Q&A with Peter Raymont and Nancy Lang via Skype.
About the film:
Tom Thomson is one of Canada's most beloved painters. Described as our "greatest colourist" and "our Van Gogh", Thomson's vibrant interpretations of the nothern landscape are iconic representations of the Canadian soul.
On July 8, 1917, just as he was reaching ascendancy in his craft, Tom Thomson paddled across Canoe Lake and disappeared. His body was found floating in the lake 8 days later. The cause of his death remains a mystery. WEST WIND: THE VISION OF TOM THOMSON unravels many of the mysteries of this brilliant, beloved artist.