TIM'S VERMEER, directed by Teller of PENN & TELLER fame. Produced by Teller's stage partner Penn Jillette and Farley Ziegler, the film follows Tim Jenison, a Texas based inventor, as he attempts to solve one of the greatest mysteries in all of art: How did 17th century Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer ('Girl with a Pearl Earring') manage to paint so photo-realistically, 150 years before the invention of photography? Jenison's epic research project ultimately succeeds as he uses 17th century technology -- lenses and mirrors -- to develop a technique that might have been used by Vermeer, supporting a theory as extraordinary as what he discovers. Spanning a decade, Jenison's adventure takes him to Delft, Holland, where Vermeer painted his masterpieces; on a pilgrimage to the North coast of Yorkshire to meet artist David Hockney; and eventually even to Buckingham Palace, to see the Queen's Vermeer.

  • 1 hr 20 minPG13HDSD
  • Jan 31, 2014
  • Documentary

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Cast & Crew

  • Martin MullActor

  • Penn JilletteActor

  • Colin BlakemoreActor

  • Philip SteadmanActor

  • David HockneyActor

  • Tim JenisonActor

  • TellerDirector

  • Penn JilletteProducer

  • Farley ZieglerProducer