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Absolute WilsonThe most intriguing moments in Absolute Wilson, Katharina Otto-Bernstein's surprisingly square portrait of avant-garde artist and...Absolute WilsonDocumentaryPT105MUnratedThe most intriguing moments in Absolute Wilson, Katharina Otto-Bernstein's surprisingly square portrait of avant-garde artist and...2006-11-29New Yorker
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Absolute Wilson

Genre: Documentary; Director: Katharina Otto-Bernstein; Runtime (in minutes): 105; MPAA Rating: Unrated; Distributor: New Yorker

The most intriguing moments in Absolute Wilson, Katharina Otto-Bernstein’s surprisingly square portrait of avant-garde artist and director Robert Wilson, aren’t the snippets of such famous Wilsonian theatrical fantasias as Einstein on the Beach or The Black Rider; the funky archival footage; or the interview with the late Wilson booster Susan Sontag. Rather, they are the reminiscences by the Waco-born Wilson himself, who appears as controlled as a lacquered Texas matron while recalling the looming father who disapproved of his son’s art, his homosexuality — his essence, it seems.

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