Monday Night at the Movies special screening of West Wind: The Vision of Tom Thompson at Galaxy Cinemas, Orangeville is in association with the Headwaters Arts Festival.
Famed for his strikingly lyrical paintings of the Canadian landscape, Tom Thomson is one of the key figures in the history of Canadian art and a shaping influence on our national mythology — and something of a myth himself after his mysterious death at the age of thirty-nine, at a time when his art was reaching its peak. Thomson went missing in Ontario's Algonquin Park on July 8, 1917, his body discovered eight days later floating face down in Canoe Lake; the exact cause of death has never been determined.
In this rich and exhaustive new documentary, Peter Raymont and MichèleHozer explore Thomson's enduring legacy and mystery through never-before-seen works by the artist and evocative footage of the landscapes that inspired him.
Here's the trailer: