Snow in Venice
Format: 16mm Colour
Runtime: 30 min
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Snow in Venice, a portrait of the artist Michael Snow and his then-wife, Joyce Wieland, touring Italy, ranks with Cowboy and Indian as Owen’s most balanced examination of art. His conception of the artist is embodied by Snow, in whose world play and work are synonymous. The film is also one of Owen’s first pieces to discuss politics overtly (specifically the Vietnam War), a subject he would tackle more directly in features like Partners and Unfinished Business. Monique Leyrac in Concert, Richler of St. Urbain Street and Snow in Venice were all shot for the CBC’s “Telescope” series.