The 12th annual reel artists film festival begins tomorrow at the TIFF Bell Lightbox and runs from March 26th to March 28th. In Addition to Cartoonists: foot soldiers of democracy the festival will also be screening two other documentary films that deal with artists who are willing to go far and take risks. In the aforementioned film cartoonists risk much including their safety to criticize and satirize through political cartoons. The film will be screened March 27th at 6:00 PM and March 28th at 8:15 PM.
Beltracchi: the art of forgery is a documentary about the famous art forger Wolfgang Beltracchi. Beltracchi is infamous in the international art world for the quality of his forgeries. Many of them have fooled art evaluation firms. The documentary explores the history and stories of Beltracchi and the impact he made on the art world. It was also the recipient of the best documentary award at the German film awards.The film will be screened March 26th at 8:00 PM and subsequently March 27th at 9:10 PM.
Patron Saint is about the art collection of Janusz Dukszta an 82 year old Canadian psychiatrist and former refugee from Poland. The man commissioned several portraits, around 100, of himself. The documentary explores his reasoning for doing so. The film will be screened March 28th at 5:30 PM.