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Paint as You Like (64 mins.) (Dir. Ryan Fenton-Strauss)
Fresh out of art school, Michael I. Fenton sold his first painting to the Cleveland Museum of Art. At the age of 25, he was well on his way to making his mark in art history. Michael’s son, filmmaker Ryan Fenton-Strauss, takes us on a journey through 50 years of his father’s work, from abstract expressionism to narrative painting. Paint as You Like weaves together biography and art to tell an often comical and sometimes painful story of an artist’s life. Father and son, uniquely connected by their passion for art, explore universal themes. What is success? What is failure? What is art? In person: director Ryan Fenton.
Father’s Day Breakfast (12 mins.) (Dir. Natalie Simpkins)
When Michael receives his school invite to the annual Father’s Day Breakfast he worries that his emotionally distant, hearing impaired father Stephen will not come.
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With My Own Two Hands (4 mins.) (Dir. Michael Barocas)