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Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020: Viggo Mortensen, Jean Smith and more

Today on q: actor Viggo Mortensen, artist and musician Jean Smith, author Emma Donoghue, Akilla's Escape director Charles Officer and co-writer Motion.
Actor Viggo Mortensen, artist and musician Jean Smith, author Emma Donoghue, director Charles Officer. (Getty Images, jeansmithpainter.wordpress.com, Punch Photographic, CBC Arts)

Today on q, with Tom Power:

  • Viggo Mortensen discusses his new film Falling  which he wrote, directed and co-stars in — about a gay man who must care for his ailing, irritable and homophobic father.

  • Artist and musician Jean Smith talks about her $100 USD paintings, why there's been a surge in sales during the pandemic, and how she's using her art to change the world.  

  • Author Emma Donoghue discusses The Pull of the Stars, her prescient new novel about the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic, and the ethical and political issues surrounding health.

  • Director Charles Officer and writer Motion tell us about their new film Akilla's Escape, which takes a blunt look at Jamaican gang culture and the reach of its international drug trade.

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