Kevin Hearn of the Barenaked Ladies buys a painting by the world’s first Indigenous art star: Norval Morrisseau, the self-taught, self-destructive Native Canadian genius Chagall once dubbed “The Picasso Of The North’.
Hearn begins to doubt his painting’s authenticity, and sues the gallery that sold it to him. Once authenticity is questioned, it becomes clear that there is a lot more at stake, a tranche of 3000 Morrisseau paintings with an estimated worth of $30,000,000.
Official Selection: Hot Docs
Q+A with director Jamie Kastner
“What starts out as an amusing look at the world of art dealing and the crime of forgery, turns into a thorough exposé of how systemic racism exploits indigenous artists.” — WF
International Documentary Competition
Director Jamie Kastner
Script Jamie Kastner
Producers Laura Baron Kastner, Jamie Kastner
2019 | Canada | 115 mins | Documentary