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Imber’s Left Hand

November 1, 2014

Jon Imber’s story documented by Richard Kane

Screen Shot 2014-10-26 at 8.47.06 PM“Director Richard Kane’s bittersweet and deeply moving film,” Maine Sunday Telegram, March 30, 2014. In the summer of 2012, painter Jon Imber was diagnosed with a fatal degenerative disease, ALS. Imber’s Left Hand tells the story of this artist’s courageous and sometimes darkly humorous response to such a sentence. The film traces his adaptations, from switching from painting with his right hand to his left, and then to both hands as the condition progresses. Adversity only makes him more determined to paint, and paint he does: more than 100 portraits in a four-month span.

You can see the trailer at

The viewing of the film will take place at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston on Sunday, November 9, 3:00pm. Question and Answers will take place with Jill Hoy, painter, Richard Kane, film director, and Ron Hoffman from Compassion Care, ALS founder. To purchase tickets in advance tickets (suggested), please click here and for more information as well. Tickets: $14.00, $12 for members.

Photo taken from Richard Kane’s film, Imber’s Left Hand.

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