An Inventor, Two Magicians, and a 350-Year-Old Mystery

This film as been getting some very impressive notices on the festival circuit. Can’t wait to see it.

Directed by Teller (his feature debut) and produced and narrated by Penn Jillette, the documentary “Tim’s Vermeer” tells the true story of Tim Jenison, an inventor who created digital editing and computer animation tools that helped revolutionize the video industry. The film shows how Jenison turned his inquisitive mind and visual expertise to unravelling a mystery that has confounded art historians for nearly 350 years: How did Johannes Vermeer, the 17th century Dutch Master, create the most realistic paintings the world had ever seen.

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