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Miller Brittain

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For Miller Brittain, variously described as a mystic, a war hero, a madman and a drunk, there was only one constant--art. Born in Saint John, New Brunswick, in 1912, he painted most of the time in or near that city. Personal, social and religious upheavals were all reflected in his art, in aching, obsessive works that people didn't understand, and much of the time didn't buy, though now they are worth thousands. The film is a powerful reconstruction of the life and career of this misunderstood Maritime painter, and his relation to other Canadian artists.

1981, 57 min 42 s

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Best Overall Entry
Atlantic Film Festival
October 18 to 24 1982, Halifax - Canada

Certificate for Best Documentary Film
Atlantic Film Festival
October 18 to 24 1982, Halifax - Canada

Honorable Mention for its Use of Music
Atlantic Film Festival
October 18 to 24 1982, Halifax - Canada