Anyone who’s watched a parent or a grandparent — an old person, in other words — attempt to embrace modern computer technology will absolutely love this, a mini-documentary on a 97 year-old man who’s become obsessed with creating art using Microsoft Paint.
Hal Lasko, better known as Grandpa, worked as a graphic artist back when everything was done by hand. His family introduced him to the computer and Microsoft Paint long after he retired.
Now, Grandpa spends ten hours a day moving pixels around his computer paintings. His work is a blend of pointillism and 8-Bit art. Meet 97-year-old Hal Lasko, The Pixel Painter.
The film was directed by Josh Bogdan and Lasko’s grandson, Ryan Lasko. You might want to keep a box of tissues nearby while watching this. Consider yourself warned.