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  • Summary: Absolute Wilson chronicles the epic life, times and creative genius of Robert Wilson, intimately revealing for the first time one of the most controversial, rule-breaking and downright mysterious artists of our era. More than a biography, the film becomes an exhilarating exploration of theAbsolute Wilson chronicles the epic life, times and creative genius of Robert Wilson, intimately revealing for the first time one of the most controversial, rule-breaking and downright mysterious artists of our era. More than a biography, the film becomes an exhilarating exploration of the transformative power of creativity itself - and the inspirational tale of a boy who grew up as a troubled and learning-disabled outsider in the American South only to become a fearless artist with a profoundly original perspective to share with the world. (New Yorker Films) Expand
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  1. An excellent introduction to the singular vision of avant-garde stage director Robert Wilson.
  2. Impressive as is Wilson's output and oeuvre, it's the fully-engaged, aesthetically driven life that fascinates. And Otto-Bernstein's movie is a portrait of an artist at his most essential, in every sense.
  3. Surprisingly square portrait of avant-garde artist and director Robert Wilson.
  4. Reviewed by: Eddie Cockrell
    70
    A surprisingly conventional portrait of a decidedly unconventional man.
  5. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    63
    The result is a rather conventional, Biography Channel-style portrait of a man who helped change the face of theater in the last quarter of the 20th century.
  6. 60
    Absolute Wilson changed my views of Wilson as a person tremendously, and at least gave me some useful context for his art.
  7. Reviewed by: Peter Marks
    50
    Although the film shows many photographs and videos of his performances, it never allows a particularly coherent assessment of any of them.

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