About the film
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Release Date: September 06, 2000
|Slogan||:||«A true portrait of life and art.»|
|Production Companies||:||Zeke Productions, Fred Berner Films|
|Producers||:||Ed Harris, Todd M. Thaler, Jon Kilik, Fred Berner, Peter Brant, James Francis Trezza, Candy Trabuco, Cecilia Kate Roque, Jonathan Strauss, Joseph Allen, Meryl Emmerton, Heiner Bastian|
|Writers||:||Susan Emshwiller, Steven Naifeh, Gregory White Smith, Barbara Turner|
In August of 1949, Life Magazine ran a banner headline that begged the question: "Jackson Pollock: Is he the greatest living painter in the United States?" The film is a look back into the life of an extraordinary man, a man who has fittingly been called "an artist dedicated to concealment, a celebrity who nobody knew." As he struggled with self-doubt, engaging in a lonely tug-of-war between needing to express himself and wanting to shut the world out, Pollock began a downward spiral.