Rick Bartow The Man Who Made Marks



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Sponsored by the Cherokee Nation Film Office
When angry animals and heartfelt stories made music. Illustrating the rhythmic style and transformative artistic nature of artist and musician Rick Bartow (Mad River Band of Wiyot, 1946-2016), Rick Bartow The Man Who Made Marks is a mini documentary with a twist of animated music video. Bartow’s recorded song Black Dog provides the mood, and in his own voice, each verse serves as narration. Animation by Amy Uyeki (Searchlight Serenade) and over 100 images of Bartow’s works of art complement the comical and heartfelt storytelling by his close friends and colleagues including artist Lillian Pitt (Warm Spring/Wasco/Yakama), founder of the Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts James Lavadour (Walla Walla), Tribal Chair Ted Hernandez (Wiyot), artist Brian Tripp (Karuk), Master Printmaker Seiichi Hiroshima, and many other artists and musicians.


Directed by Nanette Kelley

Written by Nanette Kelley

Produced by Nanette Kelley

Cast Lillian Pitt
James Lavadour
Ted Hernandez
Brian Tripp
Charles Froelick
Leon-Forrest Caulkins
Karl Davis
Peter Walters
Seiichi Hiroshima
Richard Elmer Bartow