A new 4K restoration of Jack Hazan’s A Bigger Splash opens at the Metrograph, New York City, Friday 21st June, with a special preview screening and party tonight 20th June at 11pm. There will be a series of Q&As during the film’s theatrical run.
Described by Martin Scorsese as “one of the finest films I have seen about an artist and his work,” A Bigger Splash is an intimate and innovative film about David Hockney and the painting that transformed the art world. Hazan creates an improvisatory narrative-nonfiction hybrid featuring Hockney and his circle of friends, capturing the agonised end of the lingering affair between Hockney and his muse, an American named Peter Schlesinger. The result is at once a time capsule of hedonistic gay life in the 1970s, an honest-yet-tender depiction of gay male romance, an invaluable view of art history in action, and a record of artistic creation that is itself a work of art.
Thursday 20th June at 11pm: Premiere. Ticket includes entrance to after party co-hosted by GayLetter
Friday 21st June at 7pm: Q&A with director Jack Hazan
Saturday 22nd June 22 at 1pm: Q&A with Richard Haines & Alexander Olch
Saturday 22nd June at 4pm: Screening will be hosted by NewFest, with introduction by director of programming Nick McCarthy
Saturday 22nd June at 7pm: Q&A with director Jack Hazan
Sunday 23rd June at 7.15pm: An introduction by Ryan McNamara
Saturday 29th June at 5:30pm: Q&A with Catherine Cusset & book signing of Life of David Hockney
Sunday 30th June at 6.15pm: An introduction by Matt Wolf
For more information and to purchase tickets head to the Metrograph website.