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The Zen of Bennett (2012)

The Zen of Bennett

Overview


Genre

Documentary

Release Date

October 24, 2012 (Limited)

Duration

86 min.

Studio

Abramorama

Official Site

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Cast and Crew


Director

Unjoo Moon

Producer

Danny Bennett, Jennifer Lebeau

Starring

Story


The Zen of Bennett is a seductive and soulful view into the mind of singer Tony Bennett as well as an intimate portrait of the artist's creative process as he turns 85 years old. In a first person narrative, Tony reflects back over his 60 year career while looking ahead within the context of his latest recording project. We experience inspirational insights as Tony discusses his philosophies of life, lessons learned, and his passion for art and music.

Artfully filmed by Academy Award-winning cinematographer Dion Beebe, the documentary employs a voyeuristic approach while exploring and illustrating the isolation experienced by the artist in the midst of the whirlwind of activity that surrounds Tony during the recording.

The film is a stylistic and compelling meditation of contradictions: memories & reality, crowded rooms & isolation, art & commerce, family & career, a golden age & a brave new world, the icon & the everyman.

The Zen of Bennett is the definitive study of the artistic process and how an artist can endure and still be at the top of his game for over 60 years, true to his art and social conscience, while remaining relevant to a multitude of generations. The film will remain an indelible testament to the living legend that is Tony Bennett.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..what a lovely film this is..”
by Jason Bailey [Jason-Bailey.com]
“..this docu shows a passionate and driven performer and a consummate professional with a still-silken croon. And it shows it really is a wonderful world..”
by Natalie Salvo [Natalie Salvo's Written Portfolio]