Bill Frisell: A Portrait

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Filmmaker Emma Frantz's salute to guitarist Bill Frisell provides an immersion into the creative world of the prolific composer and bandleader, Grammy Award winner, and Downbeat Guitarist of the Year for 10 consecutive years.

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Critic Reviews for Bill Frisell, A Portrait

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  • A feel-good treat for Frisell's legion of fans.

    December 21, 2017 | Full Review…
  • "A Portrait" may not make Frisell's biography fascinating, but it does give the proper due to a guitarist whose music flows like water into any handy vessel.

    December 14, 2017 | Full Review…
  • Much applause to Franz for recognizing that and emphasizing above all else what Frisell will be remembered for: that sound, those songs, those bands, that habit of listening.

    December 12, 2017 | Full Review…
  • The movie is at its liveliest when it depicts Mr. Frisell making his distinctive sound with a variety of colleagues. And, fortunately, Ms. Franz includes a lot of such footage.

    December 5, 2017 | Full Review…
  • This movie is not going to pull you along: rather, you have to be willing to sit with Bill and his friends and listen to the music carefully.

    August 26, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Bill Frisell: A Portrait presents an exceptionally talented artist who is able to pursue whatever direction his genius takes him.

    December 6, 2017 | Full Review…

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