Halifax – Maker of Monsters: The Extraordinary Life of Beau Dick
5657 Spring Garden Rd Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1H1
April 1 at 12:55 p.m.
‘Maker of Monsters: The Extraordinary Life of Beau Dick’ is a portrait of Canadian art legend Beau Dick, an enigmatic carver from a small remote village on the Northwest Coast of British Columbia. His remarkable masks have been celebrated across the global art scene as vibrant expressions of West Coast Indigenous culture and a sophisticated crossover into the contemporary art world. Dick had an unprecedented ability to tap into the collective memory of his people and breathe new life into age-old traditions.
This film strives to unearth the factors that made Beau who he was and his deep connection to identity, family, and community. Like a carver chipping away at a block of wood, Beau’s story brings truth and understanding out of the woodwork. Maker of Monsters illuminates a man whose art and life continue to transcend expectations and boundaries.
Shortly after completion, the film was selected for the 2017 Vancouver International Film Festival where it experienced three sold-out screenings and an additional six screenings after the festival as part of the VIFF Repeats. The film recently won the Cultural Currents Award at the Victoria International Film Festival and is slated to screen at various other festivals and cities within BC in the coming months. Beau Dicks daughter Linnea Dick was invited to Australia by the High Commission of Canada to showcase the film in three cities: Brisbane, Canberra, and Melbourne.
Tickets are limited so advance bookings are suggested to avoid disappointment. Purchase advance tickets here. https://www.cineplex.com/Movie/maker-of-monsters-the-extraordinary-life-of-beau-dick