The International Festival of Films on Art - 39TH Edition from March 16 to 28, 2021

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It Was All So Wonderful: The Everyday Magic of Mary Pratt

Canada | 2019 | 72 min
Cinematography: Kenneth J Harvey
Editing: Christopher Darlington
Music: Andrew Stamiland
Director: Kenneth J. Harvey
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Quebec Premiere -

This documentary by renowned filmmaker Kenneth J. Harvey is a touching portrait of Canadian artist Mary Pratt who passed away in 2018. A painter of everyday scenes, she is best known for her still lifes and masterful use of light. Featuring 50 years of archival images and the artist’s final interview before her death, the film reveals Pratt’s humour and insight. An incredible journey into the work of this immensely talented woman.

Regina International Film Festival, Canada (2019)
Atlantic International Film Festival, Canada (2019)
Vancuver International Film Festival, Canada (2019)
Newburyport Documentary Festival. USA (2019)
Nickel Independent Film Festival, Canada (2019)


Kenneth J. Harvey

Two-time Canadian Screen Awards nominee, Kenneth J. Harvey is an award-winning filmmaker, journalist, photographer and international bestselling author. His films and TV programs have aired on CBC, Documentary Channel and NTV, and have screened at over seventy film festivals around the world, including Raindance, Hot Docs, Festival du nouveau cinéma, TIFF Film Circuit and Hong Kong International Film Festival. He grew up behind the camera and in the editing room with his father, Josiah, who trained at the National Film Board in Montreal. Harvey's books are published in Canada, the US, the UK, Russia, Germany, China, Japan, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, Italy, Turkey, Sweden, the Netherlands, Denmark and France. He has won the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize, the Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award, the Winterset Award, Italy's Libro Del Mare, and has been nominated for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and twice for both the Giller Prize and the Commonwealth Writers Prize. His editorials have appeared on CBC Radio, in The Times (London) and in most major Canadian newspapers, including The Globe & Mail, National Post, and Ottawa Citizen.

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