Pollock


1h 57m 2000

Brief Synopsis

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?" Already well-known in the New York art world, he had become a household name--America's first "Art Star"--and his bold and radical style of pai

Film Details

Also Known As
Jackson Pollock: An American Saga
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2000
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Classics
Location
Hamptons, New York, USA; New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 57m

Synopsis

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?" Already well-known in the New York art world, he had become a household name--America's first "Art Star"--and his bold and radical style of painting continued to change the course of modern art. But the torments that had plagued the artist all of his life--perhaps the ones that drove him to paint in the first place, or that helped script his fiercely original art--continued to haunt him. 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 that would threaten to destroy the foundations of his marriage, the promise of his career, and his life--all on one deceptively calm and balmy summer night in 1956.

Film Details

Also Known As
Jackson Pollock: An American Saga
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2000
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Classics
Location
Hamptons, New York, USA; New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 57m

Award Wins

Best Supporting Actress

2000
Marcia Gay Harden

Award Nominations

Best Actor

2000
Ed Harris

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the 2000 award for Best Supporting Actress (Marcia Gay Harden) from the New York Film Critics Circle.

Released in United States Winter December 15, 2000

Limited Release in United States February 16, 2001

Expanded Release in United States March 2, 2001

Released in United States on Video July 24, 2001

Released in United States 2000

Released in United States October 2000

Released in United States 2001

Released in United States January 2001

Released in United States February 2001

Released in United States November 2001

Shown at New York Film Festival (Centerpiece) September 22 - October 9, 2000.

Shown at Venice International Film Festival (Cinema of the Present) August 30 - September 9, 2000.

Shown at Hamptons International Film Festival (Special Presentation) October 11-15, 2000.

Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival (Main Programme Features) January 24 - February 24, 2001.

Shown at Nortel Networks Palm Springs International Film Festival January 11-22, 2001.

Shown at American Film Market (AFM) in Santa Monica, California February 21-28, 2001.

Shown at London Film Festival (Evening Standard Film on the Square) November 7-22, 2001.

Producer Ben Barenholtz was previously involved in this project.

Feature directorial debut for actor Ed Harris.

Completed shooting August 19, 1999.

Began shooting April 19, 1999.

Released in United States Winter December 15, 2000

Limited Release in United States February 16, 2001

Expanded Release in United States March 2, 2001

Released in United States on Video July 24, 2001

Released in United States 2000 (Shown at New York Film Festival (Centerpiece) September 22 - October 9, 2000.)

Released in United States 2000 (Shown at Venice International Film Festival (Cinema of the Present) August 30 - September 9, 2000.)

Released in United States October 2000 (Shown at Hamptons International Film Festival (Special Presentation) October 11-15, 2000.)

Released in United States January 2001 (Shown at Nortel Networks Palm Springs International Film Festival January 11-22, 2001.)

Released in United States February 2001 (Shown at American Film Market (AFM) in Santa Monica, California February 21-28, 2001.)

Released in United States 2001 (Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival (Main Programme Features) January 24 - February 24, 2001.)

Released in United States November 2001 (Shown at London Film Festival (Evening Standard Film on the Square) November 7-22, 2001.)