6.9/10
18
15 critic

Bill Frisell: A Portrait (2017)

The normally private Seattle native and Grammy-winning guitarist opens up for an exploration of his life, work, and musical process.

Director:

Writer:

Reviews
3 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary | Biography | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The film explores the global power and impact of the music of John Coltrane and reveals the passions, experiences and forces that shaped his life and revolutionary sounds.

Director: John Scheinfeld
Stars: Denzel Washington, Common, Bill Clinton
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Director: Annarita Zambrano
Stars: Giuseppe Battiston, Barbora Bobulova, Marilyne Canto
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

It tells the story of Teresa, a 54-year-old woman who works as a domestic employee in a family home in Buenos Aires. For decades he has taken refuge in the routine of his tasks, but now ... See full summary »

Directors: Cecilia Atán, Valeria Pivato
Stars: Paulina García, Claudio Rissi
Documentary | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Artist and filmmaker David Lynch discusses his early life and the events that shaped his outlook on art and the creative process.

Directors: Jon Nguyen, Rick Barnes, and 1 more credit »
Stars: David Lynch
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

During a student party, Mariam, a young Tunisian woman, meets the mysterious Youssef and leaves with him. A long night will begin, during which she'll have to fight for her rights and her ... See full summary »

Directors: Khaled Walid Barsaoui, Kaouther Ben Hania
Stars: Mohamed Akkari, Chedly Arfaoui, Anissa Daoud
Félicité (2017)
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Félicité sings in a bar in Kinshasa. When her 14-year-old son has a motorcycle accident, she goes on a frantic search through the streets of Kinshasa, a world of music and dreams. And her path crosses that of Tabu.

Director: Alain Gomis
Stars: Véro Tshanda Beya Mputu, Gaetan Claudia, Papi Mpaka
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Abel Ferrara headlines a film retrospective and a series of concerts in France dedicated to songs and music from his films. Preparations with his family and friends will form the material ... See full summary »

Director: Abel Ferrara
Stars: Joe Delia, Pj Delia, Abel Ferrara
Die Beautiful (2016)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Friends attend the wake of Trisha, a Filipino transgender woman. They look back into the her life as she faces the adversities and triumphs of living as a transgender in Filipino society

Director: Jun Lana
Stars: Paolo Ballesteros, Joel Torre, Gladys Reyes
Dries (2017)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

DRIES - an intimate Portrait of the Fashion Designer Dries Van Noten. This film offers an insight into the life, mind and creative heart of a Master Fashion Designer who, for more than 25 ... See full summary »

Director: Reiner Holzemer
Stars: Dries Van Noten, Iris Apfel, Pamela Golbin
Vazante (2017)
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Diamantina Mountains, Brazil, 1821. A slave trader, ANTONIO, returns to the decadent, but imposing farmhouse he inherited to discover his wife has died in child birth. Confined to this ... See full summary »

Director: Daniela Thomas
Stars: Adriano Carvalho, Luana Nastas, Sandra Corveloni
Nothingwood (2017)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A movie about an Afghan movie maker.

Director: Sonia Kronlund
Stars: Qurban Ali, Sonia Kronlund, Salim Shaheen
Documentary | Biography | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Writer and urban activist Jane Jacobs fights to save historic New York City during the ruthless redevelopment era of urban planner Robert Moses in the 1960s.

Director: Matt Tyrnauer
Stars: Thomas Campanella, Vincent D'Onofrio, Mindy Fullilove
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Joey Baron ...
Himself
...
Himself
Jack DeJohnette ...
Himself
Bill Frisell ...
Himself
Michael Gibbs ...
Himself
Jim Hall ...
Himself
Jason Moran ...
Himself
...
Herself
...
Himself
...
Himself
John Zorn ...
Himself
Edit

Storyline

A character portrait of 'musicians musician' and anti-archetypal guitar hero, Bill Frisell. The film traces the development of Frisell's music and provides rare insight into the shaping of one of the significant musicians of recent decades.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A sonic & character portrait of one of the most influential guitarists of a generation

Genres:

Documentary

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

12 March 2017 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

AUD 300,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

|

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Contribute to This Page