About the film: Wood engraver, book artist, master printer and time traveler — George A. Walker has created a distinct world of books, imagery and ideas. His latest inspiration is the silent screen star Mary Pickford, whose life he explores in his final wordless biography. Woodwriter follows the journey from a blank maple wood block to a sculptural hand-made book, and visits with other Canadian icons like Leonard Cohen and Conrad Black along the way. This delightful film about art and its makers, peppered with Canadian culture, shows the past and present never stop talking to each other – even if it’s without words.