Scott Hicks' GLASS: A PORTRAIT OF PHILIP IN TWELVE PARTS is a mosaic film portrait of one of the greatest, and at times controversial, artists of this era. Allowed unprecedented access to Glass' working process, family, spiritual teachers and long time collaborators, the director worked with a skeleton crew and shot the lion's share of the footage himself. The film follows the innovative composer with a casual, immediate honesty, giving viewers a singular revelation into the life of this surprising and complex man. The documentary also features performance footage of Glass' seminal collaboration with avant-guard stage director Robert Wilson (Einstein on the Beach), interviews with former wives JoAnne Akalaitis and Holly Critchlow, artist Chuck Close, musician Nico Muhly and film directors including Errol Morris, Godfrey Reggio and Martin Scorsese.
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In 2005, award-winning director Scott Hicks began shooting a documentary about the legendary composer Philip Glass. Over the next 18 months, Scott followed Philip across three continents - from his annual ride on the Coney Island "Cyclone" roller coaster to the world premier of his new opera in Germany. Allowed unprecedented access to Glass's working process, family and long time collaborators (including Woody Allen, Martin Scorsese and Errol Morris), Hicks provides a unique glimpse behind the curtain into the life of a surprising and complex man, creating a remarkable portrait of one of the greatest artists of all time.
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