On June 17, Victoria artist and filmmaker Kristina Campbell will premiere her entertaining award-winning documentary Searching for Emily at the Tivoli Theatre in Creston.
This surprising romp through history follows the creative process of portrait artist Manon Elder as she attempts to redefine the image of iconic Canadian author and artist Emily Carr (1871-1945).
Campbell’s verité camera shadows Elder as she muses, paints, ponders and embarks on a journey in search of the places that inspired and defined Carr, culminating with a remarkable trip to the mystical islands of Haida Gwaii. This quirky, real and beautiful film also chronicle’s Elder’s growing collaboration and friendship with Royal BC Museum curator Kathryn Bridge, as they set out to develop the landmark exhibition that will help to reframe Carr’s legacy and life story.
“Manon Elder’s determination to give Carr back her youth stimulated new research and an exhibition,” said Bridge. “Searching For Emily captures Manon’s personal journey as a light-hearted adventure, full of unexpected moments of discovery.”
Campbell, who grew up in Creston (nee Knudsen), will be in attendance for the screening, whisch starts at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $10 at the door.