'Hockney' probes what makes the artist David Hockney tick


How did David Hockney, born and raised in working-class Yorkshire, become perhaps the modern painter most associated with Los Angeles? The lively, affectionate documentary "Hockney" doesn't necessarily answer that question, but it provides entertaining glimpses of the man just the same. As directed by Randall Wright, who did a previous film on fellow British artist Lucien Freud, "Hockney" is less interested in providing a conventional top-to-bottom narrative than in capturing a sense of who Hockney is and what is important to him.

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