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Mario Sanchez: Painter of Memories

Film by Jack Ofield
Produced by Jack Ofield
Cinematographer: Richard Francis, Jack Ofield
Sound: Harvey Kopel
Editing: Jack Ofield
Copyright: Original 1983 Bowling Green/Jack Ofield
14 minutes, Color
Original format: Betacam Digital (Digi Beta), 1983
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Mario Sanchez is a self-taught painter who was born in Key West, FL in 1908 and died in 2005, age 96. He saw island society change and depicted his memories of daily life in a continuing series of painted, hand-chiseled wood reliefs. His unique work, made using dime store brushes and paint mixed with castor oil on pine and cedar boards, is among the most famous folk art in the world. This sole film portrait of the artist shows the sympathy, humor and personal involvement of a native son as he captures a distinctive part of the American scene.