A poetic documentary of one of the world’s most popular and prolific living artists, Fernando Botero. While his art is instantly recognizable, the story of this intensely private painter and sculptor is largely unknown. BOTERO changes that. Unprecedented access to the artist and his family is combined with a colorful cast of historians, curators and academics offering an inspiring look at his creativity and the power of relentless vision, unwavering conviction and a lifetime of discipline. Never-before-seen moments come to life as his children uncover 50 year-old sketches in a shuttered storage facility, as our cameras go behind the scenes at an exhibition of his work alongside Pablo Picasso’s, and as the artist agrees to take us on a private tour of his sunlit studio. In this studio, Botero explains that despite the fame, the accolades, and the financial success, he is still learning and discovering, because “my life is to paint.” Not rated. In English and Spanish w/English subtitles. 84 minutes.
Tuesday, February 11 at 2pm and 7pm
All Tickets: $12
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