Brian’s review published on Letterboxd:
caught the 4K restoration at the PAM Whitsell Auditorium.
Not sure what I expected but I was hoping to come away with more from this. A few beautiful sequences and moments that stuck with me. The scene of Hockney talking about how long it takes to make a painting with the curator (art dealer? gallery owner? Idk) especially hit home for me, he says something to the effect of “it took 6 months of aimlessness to sit and make the painting in 2 weeks.” and I felt that. The sequence of all the men running, diving and swimming in the pool was especially beautiful.
And of course seeing Hockney paint a masterpiece is incredible to watch. Probably wouldn’t sit through it again but would definitely revisit some moments.