Eno

  • A collage of various sized cube-shaped images, some of which depict a man in a pink shirt stroking his white beard, some of which depict cropped segments of the same image, and some of which are just white.
Co-Presented by Amoeba Music

GROUNDBREAKING. Remixes the music doc.”– David Fear, Rolling Stone
Revolutionary”- Screen Daily
A template for how cinema can be re-defined in the digital age.”– The Quietus
Remarkable”- Forbes

Sat, July 27 (6:15pm show): Q&A with Gary Hustwit & Executive Producer Bradley Horowitz, moderated by SFMOMA Associate Curator, Joseph Becker!
Sat, July 27 (8:50 show): Gary Hustwit extended introduction. 
Sun, July 28 (6:05pm show): Q&A with Gary Hustwit.
July 26th, July 27th 6:15, and July 28th 6:05 screening AT RUSH!

Visionary musician and artist Brian Eno — known for producing David Bowie, U2, Talking Heads, among many others; pioneering the genre of ambient music; and releasing more than 40 solo and collaboration albums — reveals his creative processes in the groundbreaking generative documentary ENO: a film that’s different every time it’s shown.

Acclaimed filmmaker Gary Hustwit (HELVETICA, RAMS) set out to decode Eno’s creative strategies and examine his lifelong search for the meaning of music in the first career-spanning documentary of the legendary and prolific artist.

Instead of a by-the-numbers bio-doc, Hustwit and his collaborators invented an approach befitting the iconoclast’s use of new technologies. ENO is the world’s first generative cinematic documentary and, like a musical performance that’s different every night, ENO creates a unique viewing experience for each audience. Utilizing a proprietary software system developed by Hustwit and digital artist Brendan Dawes, the film has millions of possible variations of scenes and footage drawn from Hustwit’s original interviews and Eno’s rich archive of hundreds of hours of never-before-seen footage and unreleased music.

The result is a film that resonates with Eno’s own artistic practice, his methods of using technology to compose music, and his endless deep dive into the mercurial essence of creativity.

Each day will feature a different version of the film, with a running time that varies between 82 – 95 mins.

Friday, July 26 – Thursday, August 1

“A documentary that mirrors the spirit of Eno’s music in its very form. ENO is sleek, seamless, and compelling… The documentary uses [Eno’s] observations to fuse his past and present, his evolving images and shifting roles, in a way that accentuates their musical and spiritual continuity…There has long been an aura of enigma surrounding Brian Eno, and one of the film’s delights is that he turns out to be a brainy but also quite funny and grounded middle-class British chap who has great stories to tell.” – Owen Gleiberman, Variety

“A perfect blend of form and content…It may be simply called ENO but there’s nothing simple about Gary Hustwit’s experimental film, a documentary that generates itself anew every time it screens… Brian Eno is a genius who was unencumbered by traditional music production. Why make a traditional documentary about him?” – Brian Tallerico, RogerEbert.com

“A clever documentary shaped by [Eno’s] own innovations… The one constant—and what makes the movie worth seeing—is the man himself. Charming, smart, sensitive, genial, and exuding an almost childlike passion for and profound (though never pretentious) questioning of the musical art-form, Eno makes for great company.” – Anthony Kaufman, Screen Daily

Runtime
1h 30m
Year
2024
Director
Gary Hustwit
Format
DCP
First Showing
July 26, 2024
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Showtimes

Friday, July 26, 2024 6:30 PM
Location Big Roxie

Saturday, July 27, 2024 6:15 PM
Location Big Roxie

Saturday, July 27, 2024 8:50 PM
Location Big Roxie
Sunday, July 28, 2024 1:00 PM
Location Big Roxie
Sunday, July 28, 2024 6:05 PM
Location Big Roxie

Monday, July 29, 2024 6:30 PM
Location Big Roxie
Tuesday, July 30, 2024 9:10 PM
Location Big Roxie
Wednesday, July 31, 2024 6:30 PM
Location Big Roxie
Thursday, August 1, 2024 6:40 PM
Location Big Roxie
Saturday, August 3, 2024 8:30 PM
Location Big Roxie
Sunday, August 4, 2024 6:00 PM
Location Big Roxie

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