This is the first feature length documentary about legendary artist and an early icon for LGBTQ and AIDS activism, David HOCKNEY.
Hockney weaves together a portrait of the multifaceted artist from frank interviews with close friends and never before seen footage from his own personal archive. One of the great surviving icons of the 1960s, Hockney’s career may have started with almost instant success but in private he has struggled with his art, relationships, and the tragedy of AIDS, making his optimism and sense of adventure truly uplifting. Hockney is funny, inspiring, bold and visionary.
- Bonus Feature: Director's Commentary
|“The documentary Hockney presents such an immersive portrait of its subject…that by the end of the film it feels like we are looking at the world through his eyes.”
– Pat Padua, The Washington Post“Engaging! We are taken on what could qualify as a whirlwind tour with firsthand knowledge of the man and his work”
– Art Forum“A wealth of intimate home-movie footage and an affinity for his subject invigorate randall wrights unashamedly affectionate portrait of a british icon.”
– Mark Kermode, The Guardian“Hockney is a little work of art of its own.”
– April Wolf, The Village VoiceFilm Movement DVD Release