Bill Frisell, A Portrait Reviews

August 26, 2018
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.
December 21, 2017
A feel-good treat for Frisell's legion of fans.
December 14, 2017
"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 12, 2017
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 6, 2017
Bill Frisell: A Portrait presents an exceptionally talented artist who is able to pursue whatever direction his genius takes him.
December 5, 2017
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.
June 21, 2017
Director Emma Franz's new documentary Bill Frisell: A Portrait shows a self-deprecating master whose hands seem to float while shaping sonic lines and fields that always surprise with their weird clarity.
June 8, 2017
Can a movie qualify as a portrait if it reveals next to nothing about the family, personality and psyche of the man it portrays?