Hopper: An American Love Story (2022)
Director: Phil Grabsky Run Time: 94 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2022
Presented as part of Exhibition on Screen, an in-depth look at the world’s most extraordinary art exhibits and the motivation behind them, made possible through partnership with Gateway Film Center, the McConnell Arts Center, and Columbus Museum of Art.
Premieres Friday, November 18, 7:00pm at McConnell Arts Center
Encore on Saturday, November 19, 1:00pm at the Film Center
Columbus Museum of Art on Thursday, December 1, 7:00pm
About the film
Hopper’s work is the most recognizable art in America – popular, praised, and mysterious. Countless painters, photographers, filmmakers and musicians have been influenced by his art, including Rothko, Banksy, Alfred Hitchcock, David Lynch, and even The Simpsons. But who was he, and how did a struggling illustrator create such a bounty of notable work?
This new film explores the enigmatic personality behind the brush, taking a deep look into Edward Hopper’s art, his life, and his relationships—from his early career as an illustrator, his wife giving up her own promising art career to be his manager, and his critical and commercial acclaim.
Combined with expert interviews, diaries, and a startling visual reflection of American life, Hopper brings to life America’s arguably most influential artist.
About the filmmaker:
Phil Grabsky is an award-winning documentary filmmaker. With a career spanning 25 years, Phil and his company Seventh Art Productions make films for cinema, television and DVD. His biggest project to date is the creation of a unique documentary series, Exhibition on Screen, that brings major art exhibitions – and the stories of both the galleries and the artists-to a worldwide audience.