Beyond Telluride Film Fest: “Tim’s Vermeer”

Beyond Telluride Film Fest: “Tim’s Vermeer”

And the beat goes on. At the close of the fall film festival season, I came upon yet another article about a Telluride Film Festival favorite, the documentary “Tim’s Vermeer,” this one from The Hollywood Reporter.

"Tim's Vermeer," The Hollywood Reporter

“Tim’s Vermeer,” The Hollywood Reporter

“THR’s awards analyst would be surprised if both films, which previously played in Telluride and Toronto, do not make the best doc feature Oscar shortlist

Thursday was a magical day for documentaries at the New York Film Festival — and not just because Penn and Teller were in the house!

Two of the year’s best docs — Tim’s Vermeer, the Penn Jillette-produced/Raymond Teller-directed surprise hit of September’s Telluride Film Festival, and Jehane Noujaim‘s The Square, the Egyptian film that won the documentary audience award at last month’s Toronto Film Festival — both had their New York premieres at the Walter Reade Theater as part of the fest.

“Tim’s Vermeer” chronicles the obsessive efforts of Tim Jenison, a noted inventor and longtime friend of Penn’s, to prove that 17th century painter Johannes Vermeer used technology to achieve previously unequaled realism in his paintings…”
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For our spin on the Telluride Film Festival, read here


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