On Monday April 7th,  AFF screens the documentary TIM’S VERMEER at 1:00 and 7:15 p.m. at Ancaster Silver City. Doors open at 12:15 and 6:15 p.m. respectively.   $9 for non members for the matinee and $10 for the evening screening. Proceeds will go to Neighbour to Neighbour. From the last screenings $1000 was donated to the Hamilton Bridge Program: From Prison to Community and $300 to the Hamilton Out of the Cold Program.

Tim Jenison, a Texas based inventor, (Video Toaster, LightWave, TriCaster) attempts to solve one of the greatest mysteries in art: How did 17th century Dutch master Johannes Vermeer (“Girl with a Pearl Earring”) manage to paint so photo-realistically – 150 years before the invention of photography?

The epic research project Jenison embarks on to test his theory is as extraordinary as what he discovers. Spanning a decade, Jenison’s adventure takes him to Delft, Holland, where Vermeer painted his masterpieces on a pilgrimage to the North coast of Yorkshire to meet artist David Hockney and eventually to Buckingham Palace, to see the Queen’s Vermeer.

Produced by Penn Jillette and Directed by Teller.

The result is both a captivating history lesson and a tense intellectual thriller that dares to ask big questions about creativity and technology. Mark Mohan/Portland Oregonian

What Tim’s Vermeer is really about is two geniuses, of very different sorts, communing across time and space. Peter Ranier/Christian Science Monitor

The Ancaster Film Fest is a member of the Toronto International Film Festival’s Film Circuit, a group of 180 organizations across Canada that screen the best in Canadian and International films to their communities.  For more information on the Ancaster Film Fest or our screenings visitour website, our Facebook site or call 905-648-2277.