Italian Film Festival : Guido Nincheri: Il Michelangelo Canadese


August 15th at 7:30 p.m. at Salle Pauline Julien, Collège Gérald-Godin – 15615 boul. Gouin Ouest, Montréal (Québec) H9H 5K8
August 16th at 7:30 p.m. at Piccolo Theatre, Leonardo da Vinci Centre – 8370 boul. Lacordaire, Saint-Léonard (Québec) H1R 3Y6
August 19th at 7:30 p.m. at Salle des Célébrations, Casa d’Italia – 505 rue Jeon-Talon E, Montréal (Québec) H2R 1T6

Presented by the Caisse populaire Desjardins Canadienne Italienne
Presentation by TLN Media Group

Often referred to as Canada’s Michelangelo, this is an up close and personal examination of Guido Nincheri and his paintings, sculptures, and stained-glass creations, which can be found in over 200 churches across North America. Nincheri’s studio and collection of works were left to his grandson, Roger, who retired in 2007 and was asked to take stock of his grandfather’s works. Roger was able to capture over 175 churches, but an unfortunate eye injury interrupted his journey. His hope was to visit one last church in Quebec: St. Anne Varnes, which he believed would be crucial to understand his grandfather’s work. The documentary follows Roger, now in his mid 80’s, as he gets the chance to travel to St. Anne Varnes and complete the story of Guido Nincheri.

Directed by Jaimie Escallón
Language: Italian