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Absolute Wilson

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Absolute Wilson

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
runtime:
105 minutes
Limited Release Date:
10/27/06
director:
Katharina Otto-Bernstein
distributor:
New Yorker
genre:
Documentary

We gave it a B

The most intriguing moments in Absolute Wilson, Katharina Otto-Bernstein’s surprisingly square portrait of avant-garde artist and director Robert Wilson, aren’t the snippets of such famous Wilsonian theatrical fantasias as Einstein on the Beach or The Black Rider; the funky archival footage; or the interview with the late Wilson booster Susan Sontag. Rather, they are the reminiscences by the Waco-born Wilson himself, who appears as controlled as a lacquered Texas matron while recalling the looming father who disapproved of his son’s art, his homosexuality — his essence, it seems.

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