Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts

Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts

Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts

In anticipation of his friend Philip Glass’s 70th birthday, filmmaker Scott Hicks ('Shine') documented a year in the life of the contemporary concert hall’s best-known composer. The result is a 12-part ‘mosaic portrait’ of Glass that follows him across several continents showing him at work and at home. Glass’s own accounts of himself are contrasted with a gamut of other views, both music-related and devastatingly personal. (“I don’t know what you’re going to do about Philip’s wives. We’ve already decided we’re not going to tell you anything about them,” says Glass’s sister.) 

2007115 mins
Documentary