The International Festival of Films on Art - 38th edition from March 17 to 29, 2020

Truth Be Told: Irving Norman and the Human Predicament

United States | 2018 | 63 min
Cinematography: Raymond Day
Sound mixing: Warren Haack, Dan Olmsted
Editing: Raymond Day
Participation: Victoria Jorgensen
Sound: Raymond Day
Composer: Maikel Garcia Despaigne
Director: Raymond Day


North American Premiere

A portrait of the Surrealist painter Irving Norman (1906–89). Having emigrated from Lithuania in 1923, Norman spent much of his career in the San Francisco Bay area. He approached creation through his analysis of society and his past in the military as a member of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade. Norman produced more than 200 immense, complex works. Some of them, painted during the 1950s, are even visionary, depicting social realities that are relevant today. A film devoted to the life and work of an artist with a unique career.


Raymond Day

For thirty-four years I have worked as a freelance location sound mixer and second-camera operator for documentary film and video productions in 47 states and 54 countries around the world. My clients include: National Geographic, IMAX, Discovery Channel, HBO, PBS and the BBC. I received a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts in 1977 and an MFA in 1979 after a four-year tour of duty in the Navy as a high-speed research cinematographer.
Filmography | First major film

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