A Bigger Splash, is a 'docu-drama' named after, and inspired by one of David Hockney's most famous paintings. It stars Hockney (as himself), Peter Schlesinger (artist, author, and Hockney's one-time lover), and Celia Birtwell (textile genius, former wife/designing partner of the late Ossie Clark, and Hockney's muse).
It was filmed in the early '70s (when I feel Hockney really hit his artistic stride), and takes you on a voyeuristic visit, while he paints in a dimly lit, smoke filled studio, and bops around romantically sad London, visiting various eccentric friends along the way.
I first began to love Hockney's work as a young teen, feeling an inexplainable affinity toward him because my friends and I would sneak into the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood, and swim in their giant pool, which was painted by with squiggles by Hockney. So it was a delight to be able watch this film, and peek into his day-to-day life, and creative process.