Tim's Vermeer, directed by Teller of Penn & Teller fame. Produced by Teller's stage partner Penn Jillette and Farley Ziegler, the film follows Tim Jenison, a Texas based inventor, as he attempts to solve one of the greatest mysteries in all of art: 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? Jenison's epic research project ultimately succeeds as he uses 17th century technology -- lenses and mirrors -- to develop a technique that might have been used by Vermeer, supporting a theory as extraordinary as what he discovers. Spanning a decade, Jenison's adventure takes him 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.

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Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5
367 Ratings
367 Ratings

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  • Average 7.4/10
  • Fresh 104
  • Rotten 12

Critics Consensus: Entertaining and profound in equal measure, Tim's Vermeer uses its seemingly esoteric subject to pose fascinating questions about art and obsession.

Information

Studio
Sony Pictures Classics
Genre
Documentary
Released
Copyright
© 2013 High Delft Pictures, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Languages

Primary
English (Stereo, Dolby 5.1)
Additional
Danish (Subtitles), Dutch (Subtitles), English (United Kingdom) (Subtitles), Finnish (Subtitles), German (Subtitles), Greek (Subtitles), Italian (Subtitles), Korean (Subtitles), Norwegian (Subtitles), Polish (Subtitles), Portuguese (Brazil) (Subtitles), Portuguese (Portugal) (Subtitles), Spanish (Subtitles), Spanish (Spain) (Subtitles), Swedish (Subtitles), Thai (Subtitles), Traditional Chinese (Subtitles)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with addition of relevant nondialogue information.

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