Chris Cran: Sincerely Yours

Canada | 2016 | 18 min
Cinematography: Noel Bégin
Distribution: Burns Film Ltd
Editing: Gary Burns
Producer: Gary Burns
Sound: Noel Bégin
Production: Burns Film Ltd


This film comes on the heels of Alberta artist Chris Cran’s solo exhibition at the National Gallery of Canada. Cran is renowned for his humorous self-portraits and his talent for playing with perceptions and perspectives by combining pop art, photorealism, abstraction and pop art. In an interview between Cran and Bruce McCulloch of Kids in the Hall fame, the artist talks about his creative process and his concerns about the art world. This documentary by Gary Burns muses on the temporary nature of exhibitions and how they act as a placeholder in an artist’s career by juxtaposing the pragmatism of the teardown of an exhibition with the philosophical and intellectual questions that underpin Cran’s work.


Gary Burns

Gary Burn’s films include The Suburbanators (1995), Kitchen Party (1997), Radiant City (2006) and The Future is Now! (2011) His comedy Waydowntown (2000) won the Toronto City Award for Best Canadian Feature at the 2000 TIFF. Radiant City (2006), co-directed with Jim Brown, won the 2007 Genie for Best Documentary. His films were featured at the 2003 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival and a retrospective was presented at the 2011 Buenos Aires International Film Festival. His latest project is a documentary on painter Levine Flexhau, entitled Flexie! All the Same and All Different (2015).
Filmography | Flexie! All The Same And All Different (2015) ; The Future Is Now! (2011) ; Radiant City (2006) ; A Problem With Fear (2003) ; Waydowntown (2000) ; Kitchen Party (1997) ; The Suburbanators (1995).

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Screenings playing this movie

Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle principale
Screening # 93
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FIFA Grand Panorama

Raoul Ruiz contre l'ignorance fiction

France | 62 min | 2016

French, Spanish | Subtitles in French