Winds Of Heaven: Emily Carr, Carvers & The Spirits Of The Forest

A film by Michael Ostroff | Canada | English | 87′

An impressionistic exploration of the spirit that informed the solitary life of one of Canada’s most celebrated and irrepressible painters. Emily Carr began painting in an era when women didn’t, at an age when most people shouldn’t, traveling to remote locations that few professional adventurers chose to go. Not only did she adopt the painting techniques of modernism, when such ideas were considered dangerous, Carr chronicled the extraordinary art and culture of native peoples, who were invisible to the dominant culture.

Produced by Cine Metu in co-production with White Pine Pictures and in association withBravo! A division of CTV limited, TVOntario, and the Knowledge Network, with the particiation of the Rogers Documentary and Cable Network Fund, and the Canadian Television Fund, and in association with the National Gallery of Canada, the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, the Robert McLaughlin Gallery, the Art Gallery of Hamilton, Heffel Gallery, Masters Gallery, the W. Garfield Weston Foundation, and theCanadian Museum of Civilization

“A substantial film, Flows like acrylic paint across canvas”

Toronto Star

“Visually sumptuous . . . eye popping . . . inspiring story.”

The Globe and Mail

“Stirring…stunning…ambitious…Carr’s fierce emotional spirit comes alive”

Ottawa Express

“Ambitious, impressionistic, and endowed with a stunning wealth of archival imagery, Winds of Heaven stands as the definitive, critical film portrait of Emily Carr.”

Georgia Straight


University of Victoria, Victoria, BC
Thursday, February 18th, 2016