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With: Philip Glass, Woody Allen, Errol Morris, Godfrey Reggio, Chuck Close
Written by: n/a
Directed by: Scott Hicks
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 115
Date: 09/07/2007

Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts (2008)

2 1/2 Stars (out of 4)

A Report from SFIFF

By Jeffrey M. Anderson

SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: The showbiz documentary Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts, shows that Phil's a genius with wide-ranging talents and interesting friends, but where's the drama? It seems like a huge waste of time to have this much access to Glass, but come up with little more than a fan page. His sister insists early on that no one is going to talk about Phil's "wives," and no one does. In the final ten minutes, it's revealed that his current marriage -- otherwise painted as idyllic -- is actually falling apart. I guess it's not too surprising, coming from the bland director Scott Hicks, who met up with Glass while working on his already forgotten No Reservations. Woody Allen appears, in the middle of working on Cassandra's Dream.

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