Teller Talks TIM’S VERMEER, Why the Story Appealed to Him, Unique Challenges of the Documentary, Trying to Prove Tim Jenison’s Hypothesis and More

Penn & Teller’s fascinating documentary, Tim’s Vermeer, follows inventor and engineer Tim Jenison’s exhaustive and tenacious investigation into one of the art world’s most intriguing mysteries:  how was 17th century Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer able to paint so photo-realistically more than a century before the invention of photography?  Jenison, who was the visionary behind the desktop video revolution, embarks on an extraordinary research project spanning eight years that takes him around the world.  Opening January 31st, the film directed by Teller and produced by Penn Jillette also features Martin Mull, Professor Philip Steadman, David Hockney and Dr. Colin Blakemore.



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