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Tony Conrad: Completely in the Present

Produced by Paul Williams
A film examining the pioneering life and works of artist, musician, filmmaker, educator Tony Conrad

Overview

Genre
Arts, Biography, Culture, Portrait, and Music
Synopsis

One cannot speak of Tony Conrad without placing him in a pantheon of
greatness, yet for so many undoubtedly influenced by his work, he remains
relatively unknown. Since the early 1960s, Conrad's films and compositions have been the stuff of
legend for artists and musicians everywhere. His vast, inter-disciplinary repertoire
single-handedly created and influenced major film and compositional
movements. He performed in and recorded the soundtrack to Jack Smith’s
legendary Flaming Creatures; he turned the paradigm of representational cinema
upside down with The Flicker; his development and practice of Just Intonation
and Minimalism through his work with Stockhausen and La Monte Young still has
the music establishment scratching their heads; his pivotal role in the formation
of The Velvet Underground has directly or indirectly influenced everyone who has
picked up a guitar since; as an early adopter of activist public access television
he democratized the emerging medium of portable vide

Treatment
Show treatment
Stage
finished
Running time
93 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Bluehouse Media LLC
Country
United States
Years of Production
1998 - 2016
Locations
Worldwide
Prod. Partners
Burning Bridges

Distribution Details

Release year
2016
Festivals
DOC NYC, Viennale, ROTTERDAM, INDIELISBOA, FICUNAM, FILAF, Big Sky, DOCS AGAINST GRAVITY, BILDRAUSCH, DOKUFEST, NZ Intl, Jerusalem Intl, IN-EDIT, Revelation Perth, Sydney, Buffalo, Leeds, FIAC, among many others
Awards
FILAF Silver Award, Buffalo Intl Best Film, INDIELISBOA Best Music Doc
Language
English
Subtitles
French, Spanish ,German, Italian, Russian

Photos

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