About the Film
About the Director
Tim Jenison, a Texas based inventor, attempts to solve one of the greatest art mysteries: How did 17th century Dutch master Johannes Vermeer ("Girl with a Pearl Earring") manage to paint so photo-realistically 150 years before the invention of photography? The epic research project Jenison embarks on is as extraordinary as what he discovers. Spanning a decade, the astounding documentary TIM’S VERMEER tracks Jenison to Delft, Holland, 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.
Teller (Director) has been the smaller, quieter half of renowned magic duo Penn & Teller since 1975. An Emmy, Writers Guild Award, Obie and Drama Critics Circle winner, Teller with partner Penn Jillette, has enjoyed successful runs on Broadway, sold-out world tours and is the current longest-running headline act in Las Vegas. In 2008, Teller conceived and co-directed a bloody, supernatural thriller-inspired stage version of Shakespeare’s MACBETH that toured the East Coast. In 2010 he co-wrote and directed the critically acclaimed Off-Broadway hit PLAY DEAD. Most recently, he consulted on the magic and effects for the Geffen Playhouse production of THE EXORCIST. In 2013, Penn & Teller received their very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
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