14A(14A) Coarse Language, Mature Subject Matter

Synopsis

Documentary. The authenticity of many paintings by iconic indigenous artist Norval Morrisseau comes into question after musician Kevin Hearns is told that a piece in his collection is a forgery.

Content elements

  • Frequent use of the sexual expletive, some in a sexual context; frequent use of scatological slang and sexual language; infrequent use of profanity, vulgar expressions, and ethno-cultural slurs
  • Frequent references to sexual assault, some involving minors - some detail
  • Infrequent depictions of and references to drug use, some in an addiction context, some in a criminal context

Thematic elements

  • Art and authenticity
  • Uncovering the truth
  • Canadian art history

Classification rationale

Rated 14A for coarse language and mature subject matter

Classification date

July 19, 2019