Cast & Crew
Jack Hazan traces the life and work of David Hockney, perhaps the most exploitable of British artists, and his role in the art movement of Los Angeles. The central focus of "A Bigger Splash" is the breakup between Hockney and Peter Schlesinger, a fellow artist. Hockney concentrates on a huge portrait of Peter but finds his tormented emotional state getting in the way. In a fit of anguish and rage he destroys the canvas that he had been working on for months. After a brief encounter with Peter in London, Hockney feels compelled to rework the portrait and finishes it within weeks.
Country Joe Mcdonald
Re-released in United States January 25, 1997
Formerly distributed by Buzzy Enterprises Ltd.
Shown at Cannes Film Festival May 1974.
Shown at Locarno Film Festival August 1974.
Shown at New York Film Festival October 3 & 4, 1974.
Re-released in United States January 25, 1997 (Laemmle's Sunset 5; Los Angeles)