Chuck Close: A Portrait in Progress

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  • [Director Marion] Cajori's inventive, endlessly fascinating two-hour take draws freely from those prior studies, and from footage featuring Close and his contemporaries.

    January 3, 2008 | Full Review…

    Ronnie Scheib

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  • Although the painting montages become somewhat burdensome in their repetition, and an epilogue feels academic in every sense, when Cajori finally pulls away from the finished portrait, the sense of a job done to brimming satisfaction is acutely twofold.

    January 2, 2008
  • The result is a portrait that should interest art-savvy viewers and neophytes alike.

    January 2, 2008 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Chuck Close, about the painter, photographer and printmaker by the documentary filmmaker Marion Cajori, truly excels in its depiction of the physical process of making art.

    January 2, 2008 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Late director Marion Cajori's documentary takes good advantage of intimate access to the iconic artist in an effort to chronicle the fascinating methodology behind his work.

    December 17, 2007 | Full Review…
  • Through a series of vignettes, interviews with Close's friends and family, the filmmaker reveals the soul of the portraitist.

    December 31, 2007 | Full Review…

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