A young working class Baltimore man spends 10 years on a single portrait, believing it is his means to fame and fortune. But he also believes that only one man can lead him there---the famous artist David Hockney. What happens when you finally meet the god of your own making? Written by
Art. Ambition. Poppy seed cake.
Did You Know?
"Bro. René Sterner," who is referred to in the opening written letter, was, at the time of filming, and until 2005, the President of La Salle College High School. La Salle, founded in 1858, is an independent, Catholic, college preparatory school for boys located in Wyndmoor, a community in Springfield Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, just outside Philadelphia. The school is staffed by a lay faculty and the Christian Brothers. See more
There were no down moments in this thing... everything is hit it hard, like... my life depends on it. Let's let everything go to hell, except excellence... excellence at any cost.
Haute-volée-Polka, Op. 155
By Johann Strauss
(as Johann Strauss II)
Performed by Wiener Philharmoniker
, Lorin Maazel
Courtesy of Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Hamburg
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises See more