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Tim's Vermeer

  • PG-13
  • Blu-ray/DVD
  • 2 discs
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Obsessed with discovering the secret of Johannes Vermeer's photo-realistic artwork, inventor Tim Jenison embarks on an illuminating eight-year journey that takes him not only to the Dutch city of Delft, where the celebrated master created some of his best-known works, but also to the North coast of Yorkshire for a conversation with artist David Hockney, and to Buckingham Palace to bask in the full glory of a Vermeer masterpiece.
  • Critic Reviews
    3 stars out of 5 -- "Using mirrors, a camera obscura and hundreds of meticulous man-hours, Tim Jenison does indeed craft his own personal simulacrum of 'The Music Lesson..."
    Total Film

    "This thought-provoking documentary addresses the origins of Vermeer's photo-realistic art with all the suspense of a thriller."
    USA Today

    "TIM'S VERMEER is an exquisitely fun documentary that hits on a profound aesthetic question, one first posed in 2001 by David Hockney: Did the 17th-century Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer use optical devices to achieve his visual poetics of light?"
    Entertainment Weekly

    4 stars out of 5 -- "[With] a wry David Hockney cameo..."

    "Here, Mr. Jenison tries to turn the possible into the probable."
    New York Times

    "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."
    Wall Street Journal

    3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[A] stimulating detective story that holds you in thrall."
    Rolling Stone

    3.5 stars out of 4 -- "The movie is straightforward, brisk, engaging, and sometimes even moving."

    "Penn and Teller certainly know how to tell a story..."
    Chicago Sun-Times

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