Bill Frisell, A Portrait

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An intimate character portrait of ‘musicians’ musician’ and anti-archetypal guitar hero, Bill Frisell, this 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 various collaborations, including the last ever performance of the Paul Motian Trio with Frisell and Joe Lovano. Also featuring Jim Hall, Joey Baron, Jason Moran, Michael Gibbs, John Abercrombie, Bonnie Raitt, Hal Willner, Paul Simon, Nels Cline, John Zorn, Jack DeJohnette, Ron Carter, Tony Scherr and Kenny Wollesen.
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Festivals & Quotes
Festivals: South by South West, BAFICI Buenos Aires, Seattle International Film Festival, Nashville International Film Festival, Biografilm Italy, St Paul Minneapolis International Film Festival, New Zealand International Film Festival, Melbourne International Jazz Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival, Toronto Jazz Festival, Jecheon International Music Film Festival, Helsinki International Film Festival, Mill Valley International Film Festival, Doc Lisboa, In-Edit Music Film Festival São Paulo, In-Edit Music Film Festival Barcelona, In-Edit Music Film Festival Athens, In-Edit Music Film Festival Santiago, Phono-CInema Mexico, JazzMi Milan, Detour Film Festiva Padua,


"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.
Additional Information

Runtime: 115 min

Rating: NR

Genres: Music, Art, Documentary

Subtitles / Closed Captioning: N/A

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