About This Project

Aspen Film, Anderson Ranch, & Gallerie Maximillian present



Isis Theatre
406 E Hopkins, Aspen, CO 81611

Thursday, March 23, 2017 | 7:30 pm


Please join us prior to the screening at 5:30 pm to enjoy wine, hors d’oeuvres and the opportunity to peruse the work of David Hockney at:

Gallerie Maximillian
602 E Cooper, Aspen, CO 81611
“An engaging and affectionate tribute to one of the art world’s most loveable characters.” Wendy Ide, The Times

Wright’s film is warm, entertaining, and a great window into Hockney’s work.”Angie Errigo, The List

“Undoubtedly a splendid tribute to a genuine national treasure.” – Trevor Johnston, Radio Times


Hockney is the definitive exploration of one of the most significant artists of his generation. For the first time, David Hockney has given access to his personal archive of photographs and film, resulting in an unparalleled visual diary of his life. The film chronicles Hockney’s vast career, from his early life in working-class Bradford, where his love for pictures was developed through his admiration for cinema, to his relocation to Hollywood where his life long struggle to escape labels (‘queer’, ‘working class’, ‘figurative artist’) was fully realized. David Hockney offers theories about art the universe and everything: “I’m interested in ways of looking and trying to think of it in simple ways. If you can communicate that of course people will respond, after all everybody does look.“ But as Hockney reveals, it’s the hidden self-interrogation that gives his famously optimistic pictures their unexpected edge and attack. The documentary traces the artist’s journey to live the American or Californian dream, yet paradoxically reveals that he never broke ties with the childhood that formed him. Did Yorkshire awkwardness in his blood give him the willpower to survive relationship problems, and later the AIDS plague that killed the majority of his friends? Acclaimed filmmaker Randall Wright offers a unique view of this unconventional artist who is now reaching new peaks of popularity worldwide, and, at 78, is as charismatic as ever, working in the studio seven days a week.. (USA, 2016)


Director: Randall Wright
Producer:  Kate Ogborn, Randall Wright
Editor:  Paul Binns
Director of Photography:  Patrick Duval
With:  David Hockney David Oxtoby Colin Self John Kasmin Ed Ruscha Celia Birtwell Mark Berger Arthur Lambert Margaret Hockney Jack Larson Don Barchardy, Raymond Foye Tchaik Chassay Melissa North Wayne Sleep George Lawson Philip Steadman Joe Clark Kenneth Tyler Charlie Schieps Betty Freeman Paul Dubois


Run Time: 1 hr 53 min.