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the silent eye

Australia / 2016 / 70 min / DCP

Director : Amiel Courtin-Wilson


Melbourne Film Festival 2017
Introduced by Amiel Courtin-Wilson (Subject to change)

One of Australia’s most innovative filmmakers captures two legends – free jazz pioneer Cecil Taylor and modern dance artist Min Tanaka – in an intimate performance piece like no other. Considered one of the architects of 20th-century free jazz alongside the likes of John Coltrane and Ornette Coleman, Cecil Taylor is a radical improviser who, at 88, continues to experiment with musical form. Shot over three days in 2016 at Taylor’s New York home, the film bears witness to an intimate, wordless ballet between Taylor’s improvised music and the movement of legendary Japanese dancer and butoh performer Min Tanaka. It is an invitation for the audience to experience a glimpse of the creative process at its most sublime.



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