Living Colour| 1hr : 21mins
Director: Eamon Little | Producer: Adrian McCarthy, Martha O'Neill
Focus Years: 2011 | Country: Ireland
Living Colour is a film about an abstract watercolour painter who takes three and a half minutes to climb into a van, a chatterbox stone carver with the shakes, a woman who colours her dreams, a precision ink-drawer who stares into fires, a diminutive sage who makes politically satirical animations and the motley collective of other artists with special needs with whom they share a studio. It is a charming, moving and hilarious reflection on the deeply human need to make art.
This 82-minute observational documentary film explores the world of an unusual artists' collective in Callan, Co. Kilkenny, a studio which focuses on the artists' abilities instead of their special needs. As it takes us farther into their unique world, this extraordinary film builds into an often hilarious and intimate portrayal of a medley of charming and vibrant characters. Living Colour is a rich and rewarding cinema experience and is, in itself, a celebration of what it is to be human.
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