TIM’S VERMEERUSA | 2014 | 80 mins | Rated PG-13 | Art, Documentary
Thursday March 20, 2014
Friday March 21, 2014
Sunday March 23, 2014
Martha's Vineyard Film Center
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Tim Jenison, Penn Jillette, Martin Mull, Professor Philip Steadman, David Hockney, Dr. Colin Blakemore
Tim Jenison, a Texas based inventor, (Video Toaster, LightWave, TriCaster) attempts to solve one of the greatest mysteries in all art: How did 17th century Dutch master Johannes Vermeer (“Girl with a Pearl Earring”) manage to paint so photo-realistically – 150 years before the invention of photography? The epic research project Jenison embarks on to test his theory is as extraordinary as what he discovers. Spanning a decade, Jenison’s adventure takes him to Delft, Holland, where Vermeer painted his masterpieces on a pilgrimage to the North coast of Yorkshire to meet artist David Hockney and eventually to Buckingham Palace, to see the Queen’s Vermeer.
Painter and gallery owner Andrew Moore is joining us Saturday night, March 15th at 7:30 pm after the movie to discuss questions raised by the movie regarding Vermeers’ painting techniques.
Andrew Gordon Moore operates a studio and gallery in Harthaven, Oak Bluffs, on the Massachusetts island of Martha’s Vineyard. He is a realist painter, working in watercolor, egg tempera and oil. As a hunter, fisherman, sailor, and self-taught naturalist, the world outdoors is his source. Andrew’s work reveals this deep involvement in and appreciation of island subjects studied through every season. Occasionally, the artist journeys to coastal Maine and other locations adding these images to his predominantly Martha’s Vineyard-based work.
"Some movies are great because of their artistry; "Tim's Vermeer" achieves greatness - OK, semi-greatness - by placing the act of artistic creation itself under a microscope."
--Ty Burr, Boston Globe
"Tim's Vermeer," a fascinating documentary by the comic magicians Penn & Teller, has a way of arousing passionate feelings while provoking fresh ideas about the porous border between technology and art."
--Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
"A fascinating new documentary about art, obsessions, ideas and answers."
--Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times