No I will make it a temple.
After finally breaking out of the shadow of obscurity artist Mark Rothko is given the commission of a lifetime. To create a series of murals for the Four Seasons restaurant in Midtown Manhattan in exchange for thirty-five thousand dollars. And yet he stalls.
A young aspiring painter, Ken, is hired to assist him and as the two artists grapple with the task, questions surrounding the heavy burden of legacy, the meaning of art and its inevitable costs begin to surface. Threatened by the cynical reality of the art world, could Rothko's masterpiece become his downfall?
A vibrant drama based on true events; RED is a layered portrait of the raw act of creation and the birth of an artist.