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GLASS: A PORTRAIT OF PHILIP IN TWELVE PARTS

(2007)

In July 2005, filmmaker Scott Hicks started shooting a documentary about the composer Philip Glass to celebrate his 70th anniversary in 2007. 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 premiere of his new opera in Germany and in performance with a didgeridoo virtuoso in Australia. Allowed unprecedented access to Glass’ working process, family life, spiritual teachers and long time collaborators, Hicks gives us a unique glimpse behind the curtain into the life of a surprising and complex man. ‘GLASS: a portrait of Philip in twelve parts’ is a remarkable mosaic portrait of one of the greatest – and at times controversial – artists of this or any era. Official Selection: Toronto International Film Festival, Adelaide Bank Festival of Arts, San Francisco Film Festival, River Run International Film Festival, Biografilm Festival, ERA New Horizons Film Festival, Keswick Film Festival, Titanic International Filmpresence Festival Awards: Best Feature Length Documentary AFI Awards 2009 SAFC Support: Festival & Awards Grants

PRODUCER: Scott Hicks, Susanne Preissler

DIRECTOR: Scott Hicks

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