Monday, March 31st, 2014
Mill Valley Public Library
7 PM (doors open at 6:45)
Painting Bolinas: A Documentary by Wendy Elkin
March 31st, 7:00pm
Filmmaker Wendy Elkin will present her film, Painting Bolinas, 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.
Four years in the making, 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.