Jim Lives (2020)

 

is a 50-minute documentary film exploring the art and life of acclaimed Toronto photographer/visual artist Jim Allen. Once known as 'Canada's greatest photographer", Jim shot portraits of Margaret Atwood, Ingrid Bergman, Jim Belushi, and many, many more. He experienced the dizzying highs of artistic and commercial success in the 80s art scene, travelling to New York, Paris, and beyond to hone his unique style - until his incendiary personality and struggle with his Bipolar condition led to his ostracism from the community that had celebrated him, and his retirement and later years as an artistic recluse.