December 3, 2021

M.C. ESCHER: JOURNEY TO INFINITY

Showing: Streaming from February 5 on
Title: M.C. ESCHER: JOURNEY TO INFINITY
Year: 2018
Country: Netherlands
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M.C. Escher: Journey To Infinity is the story of world famous Dutch graphic artist M.C Escher ( -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: 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. Does that mean it is inferior, or not really art at all? Or can art be so easily defined? 2018, Netherlands, 81 minutes, in Dutch, English, Italian and German, with English subtitles

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Community Partners: Rockland Center for the Arts, Garner Arts Center.

A Zoom discussion on the film will be held on Sunday, Feb. 7 at 7p with Julian Aronowitz and Daly Flanagan. Julian is an alumni of Rockland Country Day School and recently received his PhD. in applied mathematics from the University of Southern California, and Daly is the Executive Director of Rockland Center for the arts and an adjunct faculty member at St. Thomas Aquinas College. Register for the discussion HERE.