July 30th, 2008
HEART OF GLASS
After a barrage of festivals, large crowds and drinking beer on the streets into the wee hours, we’re quite content to wile away the summer in dark, air conditioned movie theatres.
We’ll be starting our repose at the Cinéma du Parc for Scott Hicks' feature documentary Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts. Hicks followed the star composer for 18 months as he celebrated his 70th birthday and travelled the globe meeting up with famous pals Ravi Shankar and Martin Scorsese. The film is a fascinating look at the man’s complex personality and his creative process.
That’ll keep us out of trouble, for two hours anyway.
Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts, August 1-7, Cinéma du Parc, 3575 Parc Ave., Montreal, 514-281-1900, www.cinemaduparc.com