TRURO - Seven documentaries will be shown over a seven-month span at the Marigold Cultural Centre.
As the operator of the centre, the Cobequid Arts Council is launching the series on Nov. 17 at 1 p.m. with a film on the life and mysterious death of Canadian icon Tom Thomson.
‘The West Wind: The Vision of Tom Thomson' is a 95-minute documentary on Thomson's career as the spiritual leader of the Group of Seven. It was filmed in Algonquin Park, Georgian Bay, Leith, Toronto and Seattle, and features newly discovered interviews with those who knew Thomson. A letter from his family and friends, as well as rarely seen paintings by the artist, are also featured.
The documentary series runs on Sundays for a month until May 25.
Following ‘West Wind' will be a documentary on British Columbian artist Emily Carr, to be shown Dec. 8 at 1 p.m. This 90-minute film takes viewers into the deep brooding mystery and inner beauty of Carr's paintings.
Five Art of the West World documentaries will follow. The series aired on PBS with Oxford-educated historian Michael Wood as commentator.
The series begins in ancient Greece and Rome, and leads viewers through 2,500 years of Western art. It was filmed in more than 150 locations in eight countries.
The Arts Innovation Project and Dee Appleby, art history instructor at the Marigold, are sponsoring the series.
For more information, contact the Marigold at 897-4004. Tickets are available at the Marigold box office at $8.50 each. Tickets for all seven can be purchased for a cost of $47.