Bill Frisell, A Portrait

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Bill Frisell, A Portrait


Venue

Raffertys Theatre

Dates

09 February - 10 February 2018

Event Type

Cinema Screening

BILL FRISELL, A PORTRAIT

Featuring post-screening Q&A with director and writer Emma Franz on 9 February

“One of the most compelling, entertaining and informative films made about a living music legend who still has plenty left to say…” – John Kelman, All About Jazz

A character portrait of anti-archetype guitar hero, Bill Frisell, this nuanced film traces the ideas and processes that shaped Frisell’s music, and provides rare insight into the mind and personality of one of the significant musicians of recent decades. Full of live music, revealing stories, and intimate access to the normally reclusive Frisell, various collaborations are followed from development to fruition, including the last ever performance of the Paul Motian Trio with Frisell and Joe Lovano.

Suitable for: All ages (Contains very mild coarse language)

Dates & Times:
Friday 9 February at 7pm (Includes Q&A)
Saturday 10 February at 3:30pm

“By the end of the ’90s, Frisell was one of the most well-known musicians in the world, with an audience and an aesthetic that transcended the boundaries of any given style.” – The Guardian

“Bill Frisell plays the guitar like Miles Davis played the trumpet: in the hands of such radical thinkers, their instruments simply become different animals.” – The New Yorker

“Bill Frisell has quietly been the most brilliant and unique voice to come along in jazz guitar since Wes Montgomery. In light of this, it may be easy to overlook the fact that he may also be one of the most promising composers of American music on the current scene.” – Stereophile

“[Bill Frisell, A Portrait is] a professional, serious and important look at one of the music world’s best minds.” – Jason Verlinde, Fretboard Journal

“One of the most compelling, entertaining and informative films made about a living music legend who still has plenty left to say…even if words are rarely his medium of choice.” – John Kelman, All About Jazz

“a professional, serious and important look at one of the music world’s best minds.” – Jason Verlinde, Fretboard Journal

“Musical and filmic creativity merge unquestionably in a simply-named documentary feature that had its premiere here this week: Bill Frisell, A Portrait.” – David Tereshchuk, The Huffington Post

“an intimate, behind-the-scenes look at the modest and reticent Frisell at home, onstage, and in the studio, providing firsthand glimpses of his creative process.” – Jay Trachtenberg, Austin Chronicle

“she got at something that I don’t think anybody’s ever [captured] — you know, it’s about the process, or whatever it is that I [go through]. I felt like you could actually see that.” – Bill Frisell on Director Emma Franz in Peter Blackstock’s interview for Austin 360

Photos

Ticket Options

Members Adult $12
Members Concession $9
Members 30 Club $9
Adult $15
Concession $12
F/T Student $12
Transaction fees apply
Screen $1.65

Duration

1 hour 58 minutes (No interval)


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