About ‘GLASS: a portrait of Philip in twelve parts’


In July 2005, filmmaker Scott Hicks started shooting a documentary about the composer Philip Glass to celebrate his 70th anniversary in 2007.  Over the next 18 months, Scott followed Philip across three continents - from his annual ride on the Coney Island ‘Cyclone’ roller coaster, to the world premiere of his new opera in Germany and in performance with a didgeridoo virtuoso in Australia.

Allowed unprecedented access to Glass’ working process, family life, spiritual teachers and long time collaborators, Hicks gives us a unique glimpse behind the curtain into the life of a surprising and complex man.  ‘GLASS: a portrait of Philip in twelve parts’ is a remarkable mosaic portrait of one of the greatest - and at times controversial - artists of this or any era.






EMMY® nomination:

Outstanding Sound Editing For Nonfiction Programming (Single Or Multi-Camera)


                                       







AFI nomination:

AFI Award for Best Feature Length Documentary