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Watch List: Artist Proof

Showings

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Wed, Aug 10 7:00 PM
Film Info
Runtime:106
Copyright:1974
Country Listing:United Kingdom
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Jack Hazan

Description

Jack Hazan’s intimate and innovative film about English-born, often California-based artist David Hockney and his work honours its subject through creative risk-taking. The improvisatory narrative-nonfiction hybrid features Hockney and his circle of friends, and captures the agonized end of the lingering affair between Hockney and his muse, an American named Peter Schlesinger. A time capsule of hedonistic gay life in the 1970s, an honest yet tender depiction of gay male romance, and a sun-kissed, water-dappled perfect summer movie, the film also provides an invaluable view of art history in action and a record of artistic creation that is itself a work of art.

Tickets: $15 (Members from $10)


Want to learn more about the early, rough and tumble days of some of the most iconic artists and game changers of the 20th century? Look no further than Watch List: Artist Proof, an exploration of the Art Life-young artists finding their creative voices while struggling to make it.

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