IMBER'S LEFT HAND
An Artist Living with a Debilitating Illness Continues to Create
Event hosts: Nancy and Charlie Erdrich,
Kathi and Wayne Grider
Our next award-winning and critically-acclaimed documentary film is "Imber's Left Hand", which was shown at the Boulder International Film Festival in 2015.
Poignant and revelatory, this award-winning and uplifting film chronicles the life and career of celebrated American painter and Harvard professor Jon Imber. After being diagnosed with ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), he remained determined to continue his work as an artist despite his condition. With the loving support of his wife, painter Jill Hoy, Imber learned to paint with his left hand, and eventually with both hands held together at his waist. As the disease claimed his body, the film sensitively observes the artist, capturing him at his most courageous and humorous. Director Richard Kane follows Imber's heroic resolve, which led to the creation of more than 100 portraits in an incredible four month span. Knowing what his fate held, Imber truly showed what it was to live and die through art.
Please note that this month’s documentary film will be shown in the Boulder Creek Meeting Room in the main Boulder library (our usual place!). Parking is available in the library lot. The first 90 minutes are free; an additional 90 minutes may be purchased for $1.25/hour. If you need to park longer than 3 hours, please park in a public parking garage or do street parking nearby to avoid a ticket. A bus stop is close by at Broadway and Arapahoe.
And be sure to sign up separately for the happy hour/dinner, following the film, at The Med located on Walnut (a short walk from the library) - this is listed as a separate event on the BNC calendar.
Happy holiday season! We will see you at the library on Tuesday, January 8!