The Wordless Art of George A. Walker
2022 Documentary 70 minutes
Profiling renowned Canadian woodcut artist, engraver and graphic novelist George A. Walker.
From beginnings in the world of visual art in late 1970’s through to his award-winning ‘wordless’ graphic bookson Canadian luminaries (among them Leonard Cohen, Mary Pickford and Pierre Trudeau), George Walker has also been honored for his 35-year tenure as Book Arts faculty member and professor at the Ontario College of Art and Design.
Extensive interviews, unusual travelogues and humorous insights combine with a bridging 19th-century printing methods & current technology. WoodWriter takes an engaging passage inside this little-known world, filled with eccentric characters and wordless stories!
Director/Producer: Jeff Winch
Music Score & Adaptations: Nicholas Stirling
2022 Premieres and Festivals:
10th Chania Film Festival, Crete, Greece. October 2022.
14th International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala, India. August 26.
30th Chichester International Film Festival,UK. August 20.
On Art Festival, Poland, August 11.
Cast, crew screening Royal Cinema in Toronto, May 20