CANADIAN CHANGE MAKERS: MANITOBA
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CLIFF: A PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST
VIEWING REGION: Canada & USA
Cliff: A Portrait of an Artist is a portrait of one of Winnipeg’s most successful visual artists – Cliff Eyland. With months left to live, Eyland received a double lung transplant and five extra years of life. He called these extra years an ‘afterlife’. This film explores his art, life, and evolving beliefs as he looks head on at his own mortality. Zen, almost lackadaisical – Eyland seems to hold everything as valuable and nothing as precious.
2021 | Canada- Manitoba | 49 mins
Adam Brooks, Director
Adam Brooks is a founding member of the film collective Astron-6 best known for their horror-comedies Father’s Day, The Editor, Manborg and Chowboys. His films have played festivals all over the world including The Sundance Film Festival (2019) and The Toronto International Film Festival (2014). He has a BFA in Painting from the University of Manitoba and continues to make art and animations when he isn’t working or playing with his two children.
We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.