. . . The people who weep before my pictures are having
the same religious experience as I had when I painted them.
~ Mark Rothko
Rothko's Rooms — The Life an Work of an American Artist is a documentary about the life of Mark Rothko (1903-1970) and the conception and evolution of his artistic philosophy. In addition to interviews with other artists and friends of Rothko's, the film includes archival footage and commentary by Rothko's children and art curators and critics, art historians, and art collectors; it is, as well, informative about abstract modern art and Rothko's demanding and commanding pursuit of the ideal. Produced and directed by David Thompson and released in 2008, the film is available as a DVD.
Below is a trailer for the documentary: