Hopper: An American Love Story

Documentary 94 min
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Edward Hopper is the rare artist whose work is accessible to both the casual and critical observer. Among the most recognizable art in America, his paintings have directly influenced Rothko and Banksy, but also filmmakers like Alfred Hitchcock and David Lynch. Even The Simpsons, argues this documentary, was inspired by the unique way he captured American life. How did a struggling illustrator create such a timeless portfolio of notable work? Experts, diaries, his difficult relationship with his wife, and a closer look at the visual cues he chose to absorb and those he ignored, all help to paint a much fuller, more complicated picture of the man and his art.

“[A] frank tribute to the master painter.” — Andrew Pulver, The Guardian
directed by
Phil Grabsky
country
United Kingdom