Imber’s Left Hand, directed, produced and edited by Richard Kane, won the 2014 Brown Harris Stevens Audience Award at the Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival held at Bay Street Theater this past weekend.
The 76-minute film, which had its New York premiere at HT2FF on Saturday, chronicles the life of painter Jon Imber (1950-2014) and his artist wife Jill Hoy. Imber was diagnosed with ALS in the summer of 2012, but kept painting portraits and landscapes at a prodigious rate at their summer home in Maine
Imber had taught figure drawing at Harvard for 27 years and earlier, as the film describes, had been greatly influenced by the work of Philip Guston, Willem de Kooning, Cezanne and Marsden Hartley.
Imber’s Left Hand was the 15th film in the Maine Masters Project Emmy-nominated series and in November won the Audience Choice Award for Best Documentary at the Boston Jewish Film Festival.