Film Review: MAKER OF MONSTERS: THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE OF BEAU DICK (Canada 2016) ***

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Meet Beau Dick: Maker of Monsters Poster
Meet Beau Dick gives an intimate look into the life of one of Canada’s greatest artists. Beau Dick worked within an ancient tradition and rose to the ranks of international success within the white cube world of contemporary art.

Beau Dick is a famed artist, activist, mask carver and musician.  He has teaching residency at the University of British Columbia.  He is also native Canadian, which is the reason mainstream Americans have never heard of him.  The emblem of a truly great artist is the ability to give form to the intangible.  Tapping into the collective memory of his people and breathing new life into an age-old tradition, Beau Dick is one such artist.

The film begins…

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