Doc Soup Calgary Presents: Tim's Vermeer

Posted on March 5, 2014

Get ready for the next film in our 2013-2014 Doc Soup season! Tim's Vermeer will show on Wednesday, April 2, at 7 p.m. at Cineplex Eau Claire.

In Tim's Vermeer, Tim Jenison, a Texas based inventor, attempts to solve one of the greatest mysteries in the art world: How did 17th century Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer (who painted the famous "Girl with a Pearl Earring") manage to paint so photo-realistically, 150 years before the invention of photography? His epic research project is just as extraordinary as what he uncovers.

Spanning a decade, Jenison's adventure takes him to Delft, the Netherlands, where Vermeer painted his masterpieces; on a pilgrimage to the North coast of Yorkshire to meet artist David Hockney; and eventually even to Buckingham Palace, to see the Queen's Vermeer. Tim’s Vermeer let's us tag along on a worldwide hunt to uncover one of the art world’s deepest secrets.

For more information or interviews, please contact:
Laura Carlson; Calgary International Film Festival
403-452-4845 (office); 587-700-0116 (cell)


Doc Soup Calgary is a monthly feature-length documentary series presented in partnership between the Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF) and the Hot Docs International Documentary Film Festival. The series is now in its ninth year, and runs from November 2016 to April 2017. Screening on the first Wednesday of each month, Doc Soup showcases six of the latest and most acclaimed Canadian and international documentaries, bringing local audiences the finest in inspiring and intelligent non-fiction cinema from across the globe.

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