Koch Lorber Films | Release Date: April 18, 2008
Summary: A uniquely intimate portrait of the music icon, Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts explores the contemporary composer's creative process in opera, concert, and film, interwoven with candid scenes of his personal and spiritual life. In July 2005, filmmaker Scott Hicks started shooting a documentary about the composer Philip Glass to celebrate his 70th birthday in 2007. Over the next 18 months, he followed Glass across three continents, from his annual ride on the Coney Island Cyclone roller coaster, to the world premiere of his new opera in Germany, to a performance with a didgeridoo virtuoso in Australia. Allowed unprecedented access to Glass' working process, family life, spiritual teachers, and longtime collaborators, including Martin Scorsese, Errol Morris, Chuck Close, Christopher Hampton, and others, Hicks gives audiences a remarkable mosaic portrait of one of the greatest--and at times controversial--artists of this or any era. (Koch Lorber Films)
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Runtime: 119 min
Rating: Not Rated
Production: Independent Media
Genres: Biography, Music, Documentary
Countries: USA, Australia
Language: English
Home Release Date: Apr 21, 2009
Director Credit
Scott Hicks Director
Cast Credit
Dennis Russell Davies Himself
Errol Morris Himself
Godfrey Reggio Himself
Holly Critchlow Herself
JoAnne Akalaitis Herself
Martin Scorsese Himself
Nico Muhly Himself
Philip Glass Himself
Ravi Shankar Himself
Woody Allen Himself
Producer Credit
Dale Amtsberg Associate Producer
Jessica Beiler Associate Producer
Kerry Heysen Executive Producer
Lindsay Skutch Co-Producer
Roger Sexton Executive Producer
Scott Hicks Producer
Susanne Preissler Producer