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Ken Foster by Josh Laner
Wed, 9 November 2016, 8:30 PM – 10:30 PM EST
JOSH LANER / 2016 / CANADA / 94 MINUTES / TORONTO PREMIERE / FILM RATING: 14A
DIRECTOR IN ATTENDANCE!
The Vancouver street artist Ken Foster is a fixture on the mean streets of Gastown, a district legendary for its community of broken souls. Foster paints what he sees. He paints it boldly and he paints it fast. Partly this is due to his technique: images spring from him like thoughts, the city transfigured into stark visions. But it is also part of his survival strategy: Foster is a schizophrenic crack addict, and he has chosen to live with his demons as a condition of his art. A documentary as fascinating and uncompromising as it subject.
Following the screening, there will a Q&A and discussion about the film.