Winslow Homer: An American Original Kanopy (Firm)

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This historical drama is about Winslow Homer, American painter best known for landscapes and marine subjects. He is considered one of the foremost painters in 19th century America.. Set in 1874, Homer (Wayne Best) had seen and recorded many of the horrors of the Civil War. Leaving the battlefield and his post as illustrator for Harpers' Weekly behind, he returns 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. Gabe is joined by a girl named Fee (Tamara Hope) and both of them are so fascinated with Homer and his art, 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's started, so he does his best to bring them together. Through sharing their feelings, to escape the fear and shadows of the Civil War, all three discover that the present has more to offer than the ghosts of the past ... The film won the "ALA Notable Video Award," and the "Top 5 of the Year Award" from KidsFirst!
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