Just in case any one was wondering, Tony Bennett is still alive, and turned 86 this year. His career began at the end of 1945 when he was a draftee in WWII, and he has weathered more than 60 years in show business. This movie is probably a promo for his new memoir, Life Is A Gift: The Zen of Tony Bennett, but who cares. We've ALL grown up with this guy's voice somewhere in our heads, and this is a chance to see him in person for a Q & A after the 7 PM show.
Take a look at the trailer if you need any persuading...:)
Tickets are now available at Landmark's website. I'm in L1.
Dinner before the show will be posted separately.
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.