The California Film Awards' winning "Painting Bolinas" documentary will have two showings Saturday October 15th @ 7 & 9 p.m. at the Mill Valley Depot Bookstore & Cafe. Please come and bring all your friends! (No one under 18 yrs.) Suggested Donation: 10.00 but give what you can. Please come down to the town square and have fun. It will be a great night! For more info and to view Trailer, please visit paintingbolinas.com! See you at the movies!
The Painting Bolinas movie is a documentary about a 90 yr old artist, Peter Lee Brownlee whose lifestyle mirrors a king in a court of chaos and imagination. Peter is known as the "cake decorator" because of his massive layering technique, creating rich textures, his paintings are of urban and rural downtowns and famous landmarks all across America. In an earlier time, one of his paintings was on the cover of "New York Living" and he donated paintings to help Yoko Ono raise funds for the Strawberry Fields John Lennon Memorial.
His court includes an eccentric collection of people who have lost their dreams and found their way to Bolinas, California, a magical village that seems to teeter between the edge of the world and the edge of the Pacific; a haunt not unlike a Steinbeck novel. It serves as the living backdrop for a film about a brilliant artist, the aging process, a woman who wants to save his paintings from ruination and the zany characters that choose to live out their lives with him.
This documentary attempts to bring light to musicians, artists, philosophers, and intellectuals including those populations who are largely ignored. For these beloved denizens of Bolinas, California, they seem to always find themselves at a juncture balancing their ranking and inner turmoil in society with their quest for freedom. Illustrating a celebration of the human spirit, you cannot ignore the essence of the unique and genuine relationships this extraordinary fine art painter has with everyone in town and beyond.