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Miller Brittain - DVD ONF/NFB


Catalogue Number:  NFB521238
Producer:  National Film Board Of Canada
Producers:  Barry Cowling, Kent Martin, Rex Tasker
Directors:  Kent Martin
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal), Office national du film du Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Arts, Documentary
Language:  English
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1981
Running Time:  57:42


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For Miller Brittain, variously described as a mystic, a war hero, a madman and a drunk, there was only one constant--art. Born in Saint John, New Brunswick, in 1912, he painted most of the time in or near that city. Personal, social and religious upheavals were all reflected in his art, in aching, obsessive works that people didn't understand, and much of the time didn't buy, though now they are worth thousands. The film is a powerful reconstruction of the life and career of this misunderstood Maritime painter, and his relation to other Canadian artists.


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