Bill Frisell: A Portrait | Denver Film Society | Emma Franz | Australia

Bill Frisell: A Portrait

Emma Franz

EnglishAustralia2017118 min


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Screens Monday, November 27th at 7:15pm at the Sie FilmCenter with the amazing Bill Frisell IN-PERSON!

“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. Also featuring Bonnie Raitt, Hal Willner, Paul Simon, Nels Cline, Joey Baron, Jim Hall, Jason Moran, Mike Gibbs, John Zorn, Jack DeJohnette, Ron Carter and John Abercrombie.

“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.” – TheGuardian

Editor: Emma Franz | Cinematographer: Emma Franz | Screenwriter: Emma Franz
Cast: Bill Frisell, Joey Baron, Nels Cline, Jack DeJohnette