Sunday, February 25, 2024
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Stephen Fry narrates film about iconic artist

A new film delves into the world of the famous Dutch graphic artist M.C. Escher.

M.C. Escher: Journey To Infinity is the story of world famous Dutch graphic artist M.C Escher (1898-1972). Equal parts history, psychology, and psychedelia, filmmaker Robin Lutz’s entertaining, eye-opening portrait gives us the man through his own words and images: diary musings, excerpts from lectures, correspondence and more are voiced by British actor Stephen Fry (Wilde, Gosford Park), while Escher’s woodcuts, lithographs, and other print works appear in both original and playfully altered form. Two of his sons, George (92) and Jan (80), reminisce about their parents while musician Graham Nash (Crosby, Stills & Nash) talks about Escher’s rediscovery in the 1970s.

The film looks at Escher’s legacy: one can see tributes to his work in movies, in fiction, on posters, on tattoos, and elsewhere throughout our culture; indeed, few fine artists of the 20th century can lay claim to such popular appeal.

M.C. Escher: Journey To Infinity will be playing at a virtual cinema near you starting February 5. Go to KinoMarquee or see the list of playdates here.

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