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Jaan Poldaas: New Work

Jaan Poldaas: New Work 350 482 Forest City Film Festival

Description: In 1998 Jaan Poldaas was an established minimalist and conceptual artist throughout Canada, with a celebrated career spanning three decades. One year later, Jaan vanished from the art world.
Guided by the charismatic artist himself, Jaan Poldaas: New Work unearths the reasons behind Poldaas’ puzzling departure and follows his triumphant return to painting with his most ambitious and important work yet.
The director of Jaan Poldaas: New Work, Patrick Barfoot’s connection to Southwestern Ontario and London run deep. He grew up in Owen Sound, and would visit his mother’s family in London often. It was in London where I completed my undergraduate’s degree and where I fell in love with filmmaking. Also, Derrick O’Toole, producer, though currently based in Toronto, was born and raised in London.

SWO Connection: Director Patrick Barfoot spent 5 years at Western University and now returns to London, Ontario to settle.

Run Time: 27:00 min