After successful screenings at Hot Docs, Aspen Film Festival, St. John’s International Film Festival and Le Festival du Nouveau Cinema, the documentary Spring & Arnaud comes to Toronto’s Bloor Hot Doc Cinema for 8 screenings of Spring & Arnaud between Nov 1-5, 2013

“Spring & Arnaud is that rarity, a film gem about artists and their work that at the same time tells a compelling love story” – The Toronto Star

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Co directed, co produced, edited and creatively facilitated by a host of York U talent.

Associate Professor Katherine Knight, from the Department of Visual Art and York Alumnus Marcia Connolly, screen their feature documentary, “Spring & Arnaud,” at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema in the first week of November 2013.

Cinematically gorgeous and beautifully crafted, Spring & Arnaud is a breathtakingly tender and  intelligent love story about acclaimed Canadian artists Spring Hurlbut and Arnaud Maggs. Spring’s art focuses on mortality and the traces we leave behind: ashes, bones, preserved animals, old metal cribs that invoke the spirits of the deceased in her photography, video, sculpture and installations. Arnaud Maggs, winner of the Scotiabank Photography and Governor General’s awards, remains fascinated by systems of identification, of repetition and the miniscule differences and similarities in collections of people, objects and ephemera while recognizing the authority of photography to express these ideas in massive installations. Whether singing “It’s only a paper moon” together as dusk falls on the French countryside or talking about the process of making art in their Toronto studios, their undying love for each other as they face the reality of Arnaud’s illness literally lights up the screen. Lynne Fernie, Hot Docs

Nov.1, Friday, 2pm and 6:15pm

Nov. 2, Saturday, 12pm, 4:15pm, 8:45pm

Nov. 3, Sunday, 2:15pm and 6:45pm 

Nov. 5,Tuesday, 6:30pm

Featuring York talent

Co Director, cinematographer, and producer: Katherine Knight Associate Professor Visual Arts

Co Director, cinematographer, and producer: Marcia Connolly MFA 2010

Editor: Jared Raab BFA Film Production 2007

Post Supervisor: Chris Wiseman BFA Film Production 2007

Colour Correction: Conor Fisher BFA Film Production 2007

Motion Design: Mathieu Martel BFA Film Production 2007