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December 06, 2017

A Thousand Thoughts to premiere at Sundance in January

A Thousand Thoughts – A Live Documentary by Sam Green and Kronos Quartet will receive back-to-back premieres in January 2018 at the Sundance Film Festival as part of New Frontier, the Sundance Institute’s curated collection of “the most innovative independent production and experimentation at the crossroads of film, art and technology that is being created today,” and Wexner Center for the Arts at The Ohio State University, which helped commission the project through its Wexner Center Artist Residency Award program. Watch the trailer >

OFFICIAL PROJECT DESCRIPTION
Oscar-nominated filmmaker Sam Green and Grammy-winning Kronos Quartet have teamed up for a wildly creative multimedia performance piece that blends live music and narration with archival footage and filmed interviews with such prominent artists as Philip Glass, Tanya Tagaq, Steve Reich, Wu Man and Terry Riley. As Green tells the multi-decade and continent-spanning story of the groundbreaking string quartet, Kronos revisits its extensive body of work, performing music by George Crumb, Laurie Anderson, John Cage and many others. Together on stage, Green and Kronos craft an important record and exploration of late 20th and early 21st–century music. Transcending the typical live music and film event, this collaboration quickly becomes a meditation on music itself—the act of listening to it closely, the experience of feeling it deeply and the power that it has to change the world.

CREATIVE TEAM
Sam Green, filmmaker/director
Kirsten Johnson, cinematographer
Joe Bini, editor/creative collaborator
Kronos Quartet

CREDITS
A Thousand Thoughts was commissioned by The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi, Barbican, Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, MASSMoCA, and Wexner Center for the Arts at The Ohio State University through its Wexner Center Artist Residency Award program. Additional supprt was received from The Sundance Documentary Fund, The DrumStick Fund, Bay Area Video Coalition, The Emily Harvey Foundation, Genuine Article Pictures, Andrea Lunsford, and 497 backers on Kickstarter.

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