VIFF 2013 review: Max Beckmann: Departure
One of the most influential painters of the early 20th century, Beckmann was a social satirist in the George Grosz vein, with more surrealist tendencies. This rather ramshackle doc makes the case that he should be better remembered, but the talking-head testimonials from experts and museum curators are of variable quality. And the movie doesn’t give you enough about his personal life to clue you into his deeper psychological currents.
Vancity, October 7 (7 p.m.) and 9 (2:30 p.m.)