Jack Chambers (1931-1978)
The Hart of London (1970), Part 1
The Hart of London (1970), Part 2
Jack Chambers was born in 1931 in London, Ontario. He studied art there, worked construction, traveled to Mexico, and spent eight years in Europe He lived mostly in Spain, studying art in Madrid and converting to Roman Catholicism, returning to London in 1961 when he learned that his mother was dying of cancer. He became well-known as a painter (examples are in major Canadian museums) while also writing poetry, and in 1966 began making films. There are five completed films, all extraordinary in different ways.