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Winslow Homer: An American Original


Rated: G

Availability: In stock



Language: English

Running Time: 49 minutes

Number of Discs: 1



This film is set in 1874, by which time Winslow Homer (Wayne Best) had seen and recorded enough of the horrors of the Civil War. Leaving the battlefield and his post as illustrator for Harpers' Weekly behind, Homer goes to Houghton Farm to be alone, refocus and paint. Breathing in the fresh air, he sets up his easel at the nearby river. A truant boy, Gabe (Ryan Deboer) fires his slingshot directly at Homer, sending brushes and paints floating downstream. Then a mysterious, babbling girl named Fee (Tamara Hope) appears out of the woods to follow the painter. The children are fascinated with Homer and his art and he has no choice but to show them his studio. Since he can't get rid of them, Homer asks them to be his models. As they pose, Gabe and Fee become fast friends.

A rift between the children leaves Homer at a loss to complete the paintings he has started, so he does his best to bring them together. The two youngsters together with Homer eventually share the truth about their lives and what the war had done to their families, and to themselves. Through their ability to share their feelings, to escape the fear and shadows of the Civil War, all three of them discover that the present has more to offer than the ghosts of their past.

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Devine is an award-winning Canadian-based developer, producer and distributor of high-quality feature films based on historical and timeless stories. The Company's intention is to produce positive and meaningful films that emphasize human values and focus on art, inspiration, and personal expression and simultaneously entertain and educate its principal audience of children from ages six to fourteen years old. The Company's productions are designed to make viewing films a compelling family activity that encourages intellectual interaction. The Company's films have been honored with over 110 international awards, including five Emmy Awards and five Gemini Awards.