Forty-Seven Views of Leslie Laskey is a documentary film portrait of an artist, teacher and poet.
Directed and edited by David Wild, Forty-Seven Views intimately chronicles the life of Leslie J. Laskey over an eleven year period. Together with Cinematographer, Lulu Gargiulo the filmmakers spent countless hours to capture Leslie in his everyday life of painting, cooking, walking his dog, entertaining friends, cutting and printing wood blocks and ultimately teaching the people around him to look at the world in new and different ways. Despite being 90 years old, Leslie’s ability to create and inspire, as well as challenge and amuse become evermore apparent with each chapter.
Watching the film, one gets the idea that for Leslie art, work and life are one and the same. Whether he’s talking about baking peaches, sharing his ideas for design or reciting poetry, his passion and energy for life are contagious.
Forty-Seven Views of Leslie Laskey has “bottled” the spirit of a truly great artist and human.
$15, including US shipping and handling. Make checks payable to the Columbia Foundation. Mail to check along with shipping information to: Dennis Cope
3937 Juniata StreetSt Louis, MO 63116
Filmmaker David Wild brings “47 Views of Leslie Laskey” to the newly renovated Vogue Theatre in Manistee, Michigan! Sunday, July 13th at 11:30am. Come early for coffee and stay late for the Q&A with the director and the artist himself, Leslie Laskey. Free!