A Bigger Splash
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A Bigger Splash

Directed by Jack Hazan
Year: 1974
Running Time: 105 minutes
Country: U.K.
Language: English

A BIGGER SPLASH is an intimate and innovative film about English-born, California-based artist David Hockney and his work, honoring its subject through creative risk-taking. Director Jack Hazan creates an improvisatory narrative-nonfiction hybrid featuring Hockney, a wary participant, as well as his circle of friends, capturing the agonized end of the lingering affair between Hockney and his muse, an American named Peter Schlesinger. The result is at once a time capsule of hedonistic gay life in the 1970s, an honest-yet-tender depiction of gay male romance that dispenses with the then-current narratives of self-hatred and self-pity, an invaluable view of art history in action, and a record of artistic creation that is itself a work of art.

Cast
David Hockney
Peter Schlesinger
Celia Birtwell
Mo McDermott
Henry Geldzahler

Crew
Directed by Jack Hazan