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World Premiere: RAFF 2015 – Patron Saint

  • TIFF Bell Lightbox 350 King St W Toronto, ON, M5V 3C6 Canada (map)

Patron Saint
Director: Michael Kainer
World Premiere

Saturday, March 28
Cinema 2
5:30 p.m.

Director Michael Kainer will introduce the film and moderate a panel discussion with artists Rae Johnson, Phil Richards, Andy Fabo and Max Streicher. Janusz Dukszta, art patron and subject of the film, will also be in attendance.

Patron Saint is a look at the life and art collection of Janusz Dukszta, a charming 82-year-old psychiatrist and art patron who came to Canada as a refugee from Poland. Dukszta’s collection consists of nearly 100 portraits of himself that he has commissioned over the past 60 years, and this biographical documentary explores the motivations and history behind those commissions. The portraits, and indeed this film, show a man who is not afraid of being exposed.

Featured artists: Stephen Andrews, Terry Berkowitz, Bob Daignault, Cathy Daley, Patrick De Costa, Marc de Guerre, Andy Fabo, Tom Falus, Oliver Girling, Rae Johnson, Bryan McBurney, James I. MacDougall, Barbara Mercer, Michael Merrill, Charles Pachter, Evan Penny, Fabrizio Perozzi, Goran Petkovski, Vincenzo Pietropaolo, Phil Richards, Max Streicher, Yves Tessier, Jim Vacola, Olaf von Brinckenhoff, Ewa Wilczynski, Tony Wilson and Paul Young.