M.C. Escher: Journey to Infinity

Encore Presentation Wednesday, June 15th at 7:15 pm
Presented in conjunction with Chrysler Museum now exhibiting
M.C. Escher: Infinite Variations

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: 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. (80 min)

“A rare feature that takes the trouble not just to understand its subject and communicate his significance, but find ways to actually show us, visually, how his style evolved, and the principles behind that evolution.” – Matt Zoller Seitz, RogerEbert.com

“It’s a welcome trip for those fascinated by his iconic, mind-bending depictions of illusions, evolutions and eternal cycles.” – Michael Ordona, Los Angeles Times

Journey to Infinity prompts us to contemplate: our world is not binary, it is infinite. And so perhaps, are we.” – Josh Kupwcki, Austin Chronicle

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