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Beyond the Sun - DVD ONF/NFB


Catalogue Number:  NFB522317
Producer:  National Film Board Of Canada
Producers:  Tom Dent-Cox, Dale Phillips, Tom Radford, Graydon McCrea
Directors:  Rick Therrien
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Arts, Biography, Documentary, Women's Studies
Language:  English
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1987
Running Time:  17:06


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Margaret Peterson is a retired painter, now living in Victoria, British Columbia, where this production was shot. The film explores the psyche of the painter through her paintings, through interviews, through an interpretive commentary by the director of the film, and the improvised riffs of a saxophone soloist. The film is a scrapbook of ideas, memories, opinions, interpretations and paintings that render the artist eventful rather than biographical. Beyond the Sun reveals a character very much attracted to primitive religion and a painter drawn to colour abstraction, both qualities typical of the 'beat' movement of the 1940s and 50s.


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