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Tim's Vermeer
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Tim Jenison, a Texas based inventor, attempts to solve one of the greatest mysteries in all 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? The epic research project Jenison embarks on to test his theory is as extraordinary as what he discovers. Spanning eight years, 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 even to Buckingham Palace to see a Vermeer masterpiece in the collection of the Queen. 

Entertaining and profound in equal measure, TIM'S VERMEER uses its seemingly esoteric subject to pose fascinating questions about art and obsession.

A Penn & Teller Film, produced by Penn Jillette.

3 day rental • PG-13 • 80 min.


"Bolstered by Conrad Pope's beautifully evocative score, the film's writers — Penn and Teller — turn what could have been a dry art history lesson into an enthralling meditation on art, ideas, technology, craftsmanship and passionate dedication."
USA Today

"A collision of art and science that is thought-provoking, breathtaking, and wildly inspiring."
— CinemaBlend

"Unexpectedly dazzling."
— Detroit News