canvas, written and directed by Joseph Greco, stars Academy Award winner Marcia Gay Harden, Emmy winner Joe Pantoliano & Devon Gearhart. CANVAS tells the harrowing story of a blue-collar American Family torn apart by mental illness. The film won the Best Feature Film Award (Alice in the City Prize) at the Rome International Film Festival (Roma Cinema Fest) in 2007, and Best Feature Film awards at several film festivals across the country; including Audience Awards at the Nantucket, Sedona & Sarasota Film Festivals, and Official Selections (NY Film Critics, AFI Dallas). CANVAS premiered at the Hampton’s International Film Festival and was heralded by such film critics as Roger Ebert and Peter Travers of Rolling Stone Magazine. Roger Ebert selected CANVAS for screening in his own film festival and honored Joseph Greco and the movie with his signature “thumbs up” award. The New York times called it “a movie that rings emotionally true… with an inner core of integrity and goodness.” Canvas also received the Outstanding Media Award for Dramatic Motion Picture by the National Alliance on Mental Illness – the same award given to the Academy Award winning A BEAUTIFUL MIND. Screen Media Films released CANVAS in theaters, Universal Studios released the film on DVD, and the movie had its cable premiere on Showtime.
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