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Wednesday-Thursday, August 8-9
One of the world's greatest living painters, Gerhard Richter has spent over half a century experimenting with a tremendous range of techniques and ideas. This remarkable documentary, which critics have acclaimed as "thrilling," "exciting" and "a work of art" in its own right, captures the creative process of this notoriously media-shy artist. From our fly-on-the-wall perspective, we watch the 79-year-old create a series of large-scale abstract canvases, using fat brushes and a massive squeegee to apply (and then scrape off) layer after layer of brightly colored paint. This mesmerizing footage of a highly charged process of creation and destruction is juxtaposed with intimate conversations with critics and collaborators, as well as rare archive material. In English and German with English subtitles. Writer/Director: Corinna Belz. (Germany 2011) 97 min.