Past Film/Video | Documentaries

Bill Frisell, A Portrait

(Emma Franz, 2017)

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A regular on our stages, Bill Frisell is one of our era’s defining “musicians’ musicians” and a most idiosyncratic guitar hero. This documentary portrait traces the development of his music and provides rare insight into the mind and personality of a versatile and reclusive artist. Full of live music, the film follows several collaborations from development to fruition, with appearances by Nels Cline, Jason Moran, Bonnie Raitt, Paul Simon, Lucinda Williams, Hal Willner, Jim Woodring, and John Zorn. (114 mins., DCP)

Bill Frisell playing guitar with a full band

Joey Baron & Frisell with BBC Symphony Orchestra, Bill Frisell, A Portrait, photo © Emma Franz.

Collage of Bill Frisell

Bill Frisell, A Portrait, image courtesy of Emma Franz.

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Rohauer Collection Foundation

 

SUPPORT FOR THE FILM/VIDEO STUDIO PROGRAM 

Institute of Museum and Library Services 

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

National Endowment for the Arts 

 

GENERAL OPERATING SUPPORT FOR THE WEXNER CENTER

Greater Columbus Arts Council

Ohio Arts Council

The Columbus Foundation

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Past Film/Video

Bill Frisell, A Portrait