The 1975 exhibition: Pictures from the 1930's
Pictures from the 1930's
1977, 30 min 27 s
Directed by: Derek May
Produced by: Derek May
Production Agency: National Film Board of Canada;
National Gallery of Canada
A film based on the exhibition organized by the National Gallery that toured Canada in 1975. The paintings are juxtaposed with black-and-white newsreel footage of the more obvious social realities during the years of the Depression. The film shows that the artists of the day, in spite of economic setbacks, produced an inspired body of work.