Dick Verdult – It Is True But Not Here

Luuk Bouwman

2017 | 70 minutes
Country of Production: Netherlands
Countries Featured: Netherlands, Argentina, Colombia, Peru, Spain
US Premiere | Director in Attendance

Dick Verdult is a shape-shifting, multifaceted artist, and musician. He was born in the Netherlands, grew up in Guatemala, and studied film in Paris in the aftermath of the ’68 student revolts. His diversity of experience has led him to create art that defies categorization. Whimsical, elusive, and unshakably cheerful, Verdult has forged a path for himself that inspires and delights at every turn.

After the screening and Q&A, stop by our Mead Mixer and continue the conversation! 

Co-presented by Cinema Tropical

With support provided by the Dutch Culture USA, a program of the Netherlands Consulate General, EYE InternationalConsulate General of Argentina in New York

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Activate: My Perspective

“What I hope to activate with the film is a sense of opening up of possibilities, through irony, poetry, encounters. One thing that making the film activated in me was curiosity about the details of the art practice and methods of someone whose work attracts me. What it also activated was endurance. I wanted the film to be light and cheerfull but to realise it, to structure it, took time.”

—  Luuk Bouwman | Director, Dick Verdult