Bill Frisell, A Portrait: World Premiere Screening Schedule SXSW

by Australian filmmaker and musician Emma Franz
has been selected for the
"Ten real world stories that demonstrate innovation, energy and bold voices. Selected from 973 feature documentary submissions in 2017."
- SXSW website

A character portrait of anti-archetype guitar hero, Bill Frisell, this nuanced film traces the ideas and processes that shaped Frisell's music, and provides rare insight into the mind and personality of one of the significant musicians of recent decades.

Full of live music, revealing stories, and intimate access to the normally reclusive Frisell, various collaborations are followed from development to fruition, including the last ever performance of the Paul Motian Trio with Frisell and Joe Lovano.

Also featuring Jim Hall, Joey Baron, Jason Moran, Mike Gibbs, Jack DeJohnette, Ron Cater, John Abercrombie, Hal Willner, Kenny Wollesen, Tony Scherr, Bonnie Raitt, Paul Simon and Nels Cline.

For a press kit or to sign up to the mailing list for future screenings, visit

Premiere Screenings:
>>> March 12: 4pm Alamo Ritz 1
>>> March 13: 2pm Alamo Lamar A
>>> March 16: 10h45am Alamo Lamar A

Bill Frisell will be attending the second screening and
director Emma Franz will be attending all three.

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