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  • Tuesday, Aug 13

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Introduction by DJ Eric Holland of WFUV Radio

Visionary musician and artist Brian Eno—known for producing David Bowie, U2, Talking Heads, among many others; pioneering the genre of ambient music; and releasing more than 40 solo and collaboration albums—reveals his creative processes in the groundbreaking generative documentary Eno: a film that’s different every time it’s shown. Acclaimed filmmaker Gary Hustwit (Helvetica, Rams) set out to decode Eno’s creative strategies and examine his lifelong search for the meaning of music in the first career-spanning documentary of the legendary and prolific artist. Instead of a by-the-numbers bio-doc, Hustwit and his collaborators invented an approach befitting the iconoclast’s use of new technologies.

Eno is the world’s first generative cinematic documentary and, like a musical performance that’s different every night, Eno creates a unique viewing experience for each audience. Utilizing a proprietary software system developed by Hustwit and digital artist Brendan Dawes, the film has millions of possible variations of scenes and footage drawn from Hustwit’s original interviews and Eno’s rich archive of hundreds of hours of never-before-seen footage and unreleased music. The result is a film that resonates with Eno’s own artistic practice, his methods of using technology to compose music, and his endless deep dive into the mercurial essence of creativity

"The appeal of Eno — like the appeal of Brian Eno himself — is that the film conjures a wholehearted and accessible experience within an experimental veneer."
Owen Gleiberman, Variety

This film is part of the Sounds of Summer series.

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