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Jon Imber's Left Hand
04/04/2014   Reported By: Keith Shortall
Painter Jon Imber

The artist Jon Imber may be best known in Maine for his abstract expressionist landscapes, which he has created during summers in Stonington. But a new film that chronicles the 63-year-old artist's career and family life is also about living and working while in the process of dying.

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Keith Shortall spoke with Sedgewick filmmaker Richard Kane about his documentary Jon Imber's Left Hand, which premiered recently at the Maine Jewish Film Festival.

Richard Kane had already planned to do a film on John Imber, as part of the so-called Maine Masters Series. But Kane says when he learned a couple of years ago that the artist had been diagnosed with ALS, and he knew that the Imber project would have to take priority, as the artist could lose his physical ability to paint in a matter of months.

[A transcript of this interview is not available.]

Additional showings of Jon Imber's Left Hand:

April 26: Somerville Theater, Somerville, Mass., 12:30 pm as a part of the Independent Film Festival.

June 29: The Strand, Rockland, 2:00 pm.


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