Bill Frisell, A Portrait

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.

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Credits

Director:

Emma Franz

Producer:

Emma Franz

Screenwriter:

Emma Franz

Cinematographer:

Emma Franz

Editor:

Emma Franz

Music:

Bill Frisell

Principal Cast:

Bill Frisell, Paul Motian, Jim Hall, Mike Gibbs, Jason Moran, Jim Woodring, Joey Baron, Tony Scherr, Kenny Wollesen, John Zorn

Additional Credits:

Sound Post: Andrew McGrath, Music Recording: Claudia Engelheart, Marc Urselli, Adam Muñoz, Eric Elterman, Ben Franz, Dialogue Recording: Emma Franz

Contact

Distributor:

Films Transit International
jan@filmstransit.com

Public Film Contact:

Jan Rofekamp
Films Transit International
jan@filmstransit.com
(1) 514 844 3358

Publicity Contact:

Debbie Kruger
PR@billfrisellfilm.com
+1 (310) 382-0203

Sales Agent:

Jan Rofekamp

Details

Primary Entry:
Platinum Badge
Film Badge
Secondary Entry:
Music Badge
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Film Festival Wristband
Year:

2017

Premiere Status:

World Premiere

Genre:

["Music"]

Screening Section:

Documentary Feature Competition

Screening Category:

Documentary Feature

Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Runtime:

114 mins