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, Joey Baron, Jim Hall, Jason Moran, Nels Cline, Mike Gibbs, John Zorn, Jack DeJohnette, John Abercrombie, Kenny Wollesen and Tony Scherr.
Emma Franz is a filmmaker and musician whose projects have taken her to 35 countries. Her first music feature film, the award-winning Intangible Asset No. 82, screened at SXSW, HotDocs, AFI SIlverdocs and other significant festivals around the world. Franz produced, directed, shot and edited "Bill Frisell, A Portrait."