‘Eno’ documentary, ‘a film that’s different every time it’s shown,’ will screen in Montclair


“Eno,” a documentary about the musical visionary Brian Eno, will be shown at The Clairidge in Montclair from July 26 to Aug. 1. Described as “a film that’s different every time it’s shown” on the website of director Gary Hustwit, it will, indeed, be different on each of these seven days.

According to The Clairidge’s website, the film does this through “bespoke generative software designed to sequence scenes and create transitions out of Hustwit’s original interviews with Eno, and Eno’s rich archive of hundreds of hours of never-before-seen footage, and unreleased music. The film is meant to be experienced live.”

Brian Eno is known as an original member of Roxy Music; a solo artist; a pioneer of the ambient music genre; and a producer who has worked on landmark records by Talking Heads, David Bowie, U2 and others.

Hustwit has said that he sees the movie as “an art film about creativity, with the output of Brian’s 50-year career as its raw material. What I’m trying to do is to create a cinematic experience that’s as innovative as Brian’s approach to music and art.”

For more on the Montclair screenings, visit theclairidge.org/events/eno.

“Eno” also will be shown at The Film Forum in New York, July 12-25, with question-and-answer sessions with Hustwit scheduled for July 12-13. Visit filmforum.org.

For more on the film, visit enofilm.com.

Here is the trailer:


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