Out of the shadowy world of Vancouver’s Gastown, street artist Ken Foster emerges as an enigmatic figure. A prolific painter, Foster is known as much for his beautifully distorted renditions of iconic cityscapes as he is for peddling them on the street to support a serious crack habit and subdue a schizophrenic mind. Inside Ken’s squalid hotel room, we are privy to an intimate look at life in the city’s most unforgiving neighborhood – and Foster’s fragmented approach to both his relationships, and his work. When Ken’s considerable talent is put to the test in Vancouver’s Art Battle competition, what emerges is a gut-wrenching portrait of a man caught in conflict between ambition, ego and the desperation of needing his next fix. Even broken can be beautiful….
Director Josh Laner and Ken Foster will be on-hand following the screening for a Q&A.
Doors 6:00 pm | Movie 6:30 pm
Ken Foster will be bringing some of his own original art for a silent auction! Come early to view and bid…
Doors 2:00 pm | Movie 2:30 pm
*Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.
KEN FOSTER (Josh Laner, 2018 / 14A / 90 mins) On the mean streets of Vancouver’s notorious downtown eastside, iconic street artist turned drug addict Ken Foster makes killer art to keep himself alive.