DVD Release: Beyond Time: William Turnbull

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Aug. 28, 2012
Price: DVD $24.95
Studio: Microcinema


Beyond Time William Turnbull movie sceneBeyond Time: William Turnbull is a short documentary film on the life and work of respected the British artist and sculptor, who is recognized as one of the pioneers of modernism in Britain.

Beyond Time, narrated by Jude Law, is the documentary journey into the life and work of the artist William Turnbull, who is recognized as one of the pioneers of modernism in Britain.

Narrated by Jude Law, Beyond Time chronicles Turnbull’s intimate involvement in the critical developments of modern art and explores his experiences in Paris, London and New York where he befriended and worked alongside such artists as Alberto Giacometti, Richard Hamilton, Mark Rothko and Barnett Newman.

The film was produced and co-directed by the artist’s son Alex Turnbull, who as well as being a pioneering British skateboarder and DJ, was also a member of the music group 23 Skidoo, whose music provides the soundtrack for the film.

Bonus features on the DVD include looks at the following exhibitions and events:

  • Paris Post War
  • Turnbull& Forbes Film 1950
  • Bill & Eduardo Paolozzi
  • The Independent Group
  • The Clement Greenberg Incident
  • Tate 1973
  • The Serpentine Gallery 1995
  • Yorkshire Sculpture Park 2005
  • Tate Britain 2006
  • Waddington Galleries 2010
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