CHUCK CLOSE
2007, 116 minutes, High Definition

produced and directed by MARION CAJORI
cinematography by MEAD HUNT, KEN KOBLAND, DAVID LEITNER
fine cut edit by KEN KOBLAND

featuring
LESLIE CLOSE
JANET FISH
MARK GREENWOLD
PHILIP GLASS
ARNE GLIMCHER
ALEX KATZ
KLAUS KERTESS
BRICE MARDEN
ELIZABETH MURRAY
ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG
DOROTHEA ROCKBURNE
LUCAS SAMARAS
KIKI SMITH
ROBERT STORR
KIRK VARNEDOE
JOE ZUCKER
and others



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The new feature-length documentary of painter Chuck Close examines his personal working process and place in contemporary art as the reinventor of portraiture. Close's subjects - family, artists, friends - provide insight to his work and their own, rendering a collective portrait of a whole creative generation.

"Chuck Close has claimed the human face as his sole terrain."
- Robert Storr

CHUCK CLOSE fulfills the promise of Marion Cajori's earlier short documentary, "Chuck Close: A Portrait in Progress," by incorporating many more in-depth interviews with such colleagues as Elizabeth Murray, Brice Marden, Janet Fish, and Dorothea Rockburne, as well as adding penetrating insights by Robert Storr and Kirk Varnedoe. We follow the rhythms of a painting's life from polaroid self-portrait, through 82 days of invention and discovery (including exhilarating images shot from the artist's brush), up to the last stroke - all realized on high definition digital video.




KIRK VARNEDOE
quicktime

subjective paint brush animation
Close up - Chuck painting

KLAUS KERTESS
quicktime


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