Escher: Journey into infinity (USA Only)

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Showings

Virtual Cinema Thu, Nov 19 5:00 PM - Thu, Dec 3 11:59 PM
Introduction TBA
Q&A after the film with: Director Robin Lutz
Film Info
Run Time:90 min
Release Year:2018
Production Country:Netherlands
Original Langauge:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Robin Lutz

Description

 

Escher: Journey Into Infinity, narrated by Stephen Fry, is the story of world-famous Dutch graphic artist M.C Escher and is based on more than 1,000 letters, diaries and lectures he wrote during his lifetime. We hear him speak in his own words, about his life, his fears, doubts, politics, work and the amazement he encounters time and time again. The film travels to sites that were major inspirations for him. While Escher speaks, the camera records what he sees,  as if it was his eye! Two of his sons, George, 92, and Jan, 80, reminisce about their parents. Additionally musician Graham Nash (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young) talks about the rediscovery of Escher’s work in the 70’s. The film looks at Escher’s legacy and how his work continues to inspire comic strips, advertisements, movies, etc. and draws massive visitors worldwide to exhibitions of his art.

 

Escher is today considered an artist of world fame. Forty-four years after his death he steps out of the shadow of his work and tell us, in his own words, the story of his life.

 

Sir Roger Penrose, the British mathematician who gave Escher many of the ideas for some of his world-famous prints, is the patron of this film.

 

Director
Robin Lutz

 

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