Bill Frisell, A Portrait
Hot Docs Ted Rogers CinemaSat, Jun 24 12:30 PM Not Available
Film Info
Run Time:114 min
Director(s):Emma Franz
Rating:Not yet rated (STC)

One of the most influential musicians of the last 30 years, guitarist and composer Bill Frisell has 46 albums under his belt—as well as countless collaborations with artists including Paul Simon, Lucinda Williams, Mike Gibbs, Paul Motian, Jim Hall, Hal Willner, Joey Baron and Jason Moran (all featured in this doc). Having contributed his creative touch to jazz, country, folk, rock, pop, blues and more, Frisell has built a worldwide reputation as a versatile genius, with a handful of awards to prove it. This documentary features stunning live performances and revealing interviews with Frisell and fellow musicians.

Bill Frisell will be in attendance for a post-screening Q&A.

Additional Information

Official Selection, SXSW 2017

"Bill Frisell plays the guitar like Miles Davis played the trumpet." – The New Yorker

"A genuine guitar hero." – Rolling Stone