M.C. Escher: Journey to Infinity

Documentary 81 min
Streaming Online: Starting Fri, Feb 26

“Dutchman M.C. (Maurits Cornelius) Escher (1888 – 1972) is one of the world’s most famous graphic artists. Reproductions of his lithographs, woodcuts, and wood engravings are just about everywhere. In the 1960s, his work – geometric representations of the never ending – was celebrated by psychedelics who thought Escher a visionary. He, however, thought of himself as a mathematician. In this entertaining and revealing biography, filmmaker Robin Lutz uses Escher’s own words, spoken by notable British actor Stephen Fry, and interviews with family members, Jan, George, and Liesbeth, to draw a compelling portrait of an extraordinarily creative man who was also a husband and father.” – Laurence Kardish, FilmColumbia co-artistic director and former senior film curator at MoMA

M.C. Escher: Journey to Infinity succeeds where so many documentaries about artists fail: It provides real insight into the art. It’s a welcome trip for those fascinated by his iconic, mind-bending depictions of illusions, evolutions and eternal cycles.” — Michael Ordoña, Los Angeles Times
“A documentary examines the methods and interests of this Dutch printmaker, who felt his work was also indebted to mathematics.” — Bob Kenigsberg, New York Times
directed by
Robin Lutz
written by
Robin Lutz, Marijnke de Jong