Join the Gene Siskel Film Center for a Q&A for M.C. ESCHER: JOURNEY TO INFINITY w/ filmmakers Robin Lutz and Marijnke de Jong, moderated by Robyn Farrell, Associate Curator, Modern and Contemporary at the Art Institute of Chicago.
This intriguing documentary is the story of world-famous Dutch graphic artist M.C Escher (1898-1972). Equal parts history, psychology, and psychedelia, 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, 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, encompassing tributes to his work in movies, in fiction, on posters, on tattoos, and elsewhere throughout our culture, testifying to the artist's popular appeal. In Dutch, English, Italian, and German. (Description courtesy of Zeitgeist Films).