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A Screening of Bill Frisell: A Portrait

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  • 23 May
    Thu, 7:30pm
  • Screening Room, Festival House
  • Free

    with registration here at sifa.sg

    Patrons are advised to be seated 15 minutes before the screening. Unclaimed seats may be given away to walk-in patrons.


  • 1h 54m, no intermission

  • Rating: PG13

    Patrons are advised to be seated 15 minutes before the programme begins. Unclaimed seats may be given away to walk-in patrons.

 
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A Screening of Bill Frisell: A Portrait

Grammy Award winner and renowned composer, Bill Frisell has garnered countless accolades from critics, audiences and peers worldwide. Yet despite his iconic status, Frisell notoriously shies from the limelight. Now, Australian filmmaker Emma Franz's intimate and insightful film portrait of this renowned virtuoso guitarist explores the nuances of Frisell's thought processes, approach and character.

Besides capturing rare collection of performances and the processes that led to them, Franz also spent time speaking to collaborators and people significant to Frisell's personal musical journey. Luminaries who appear in the film include Paul Simon, Bonnie Raitt, Nels Cline, Jack DeJohnette, Ron Carter, John Zorn and the late Jim Hall.

(Photo caption: Bill Frisell performing with one of his regular brands, 'Richter 858' | Photo by Emma Franz)

Don't miss Bill Frisell Trio taking place on 29 May, Wed at Victoria Theatre