Detroit Film Theatre


GENIUS WITHIN: THE INNER LIFE OF GLENN GOULD

Saturday, January 22, 2011

4:00 PM Detroit Film Theatre

(Canada/2009—directed by Michèle Hozer and Peter Raymont)
 
An enigmatic musical poet, world-renowned pianist Glenn Gould continues to captivate and seduce international audiences a quarter-century after his untimely death. This assured and fascinating documentary breaks new ground by humanizing the legend, skillfully weaving together an unprecedented array of truly remarkable unseen footage, private home recordings, diaries, and compelling interviews with Gould’s friends, lovers and collaborators, including one-time pop phenomenon Petula Clark, with whom Gould was strangely – and perhaps ironically – obsessed. An invaluable portrait of a unique cultural phenomenon. (109 min.)
 
“A completely engrossing documentary about a cultural figure as iconic as Jim Morrison or James Dean.” –Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times