Cast: Penn Jillette and Tim Jenison
Running Time: 80 Minutes
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.
“Unexpectedly dazzling.” – Tom Long, Detroit News
“A fascinating new documentary about art, obsessions, ideas and answers.” – Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times
Playing March 28th – April 10th