• Absolute Wilson (2006)

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Release Date: October 27th, 2006

DVD Release Date: November 6th, 2007

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 45 min

Plot Summary
Musicians David Byrne and Philip Glass, opera singer Jessye Norman and critic John Simon are among those who discuss theatrical innovator Robert Wilson's life and work. Wilson is one of the creative minds behind such works as "Einstein on the Beach," "The Black Rider" and "Deafman Glance."

Director: Katharina Otto-Bernstein

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Film Manufacturers

Distributors: New Yorker Films

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  • The result is a rather conventional, Biography Channel-style portrait of a man who helped change the face of theater in the last quarter of the 20th century. show more

  • Not only does this film offer a comprehensive portrait of a fascinating and underexplored leader of the American avant-garde in the late 20th Century, it ends up making some compelling connections between his works and the rich, occasionally self-destructive trajectory of the life that forged them. show more

  • The film penetrates the myth and mythos surrounding Wilson, making his works more accessible and open to those of us who sometimes puzzle over the methods and meanings in his cerebral, psychologically complex expressionism. The film should engender an art house following in sophisticated urban venues before its HBO broadcast. show more

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