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Scene and Heard Film Series Presents A Bigger Splash

Join us for a special evening Scene and Heard Film, A Bigger Splash.

A Bigger Splash is a 1974 (sometimes cited as 1973) biopic about David Hockney’s lingering breakup with his then partner Peter Schlesinger, during the period 1970 to 1973. As an artist, he suddenly finds himself unable to create anything, and is awash in depression and loneliness. After a time, David is able to find inspiration in his backyard swimming pool, and he begins a portrait of it. This unique docudrama presents a semi-fictionalized account of the story behind one of Hockney’s most popular paintings.Directed by Jack Hazan, and edited by David Mingay, it has music by Patrick Gowers. Featuring many of Hockney’s circle, it includes designers Celia Birtwell and Ossie Clark, artist Patrick Procktor, gallery owner John Kasmin and museum curator Henry Geldzahler.

Mature Audiences Only

Runtime: 106 minutes (CC)



Film reel with text on the right hand side that says "Scene and Heard Film Series."

The Scene and Heard Film Series is generously funded by:
Flinn Foundation

Event Details

Thursday, November 21
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Cost: Free

Steele Auditorium