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Absolute Wilson (2006) 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… 2006-10-27 Unrated PT105M Documentary New Yorker
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Absolute Wilson (2006)

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MEET MR. WILSON A scene from the avant-garde artist's ''CIVIL warS''; his life and work is explored in Absolute
MEET MR. WILSON A scene from the avant-garde artist's ''CIVIL warS''; his life and work is explored in Absolute
EW's GRADE
B

Details Limited Release: Oct 27, 2006; Rated: Unrated; Length: 105 Minutes; Genre: Documentary; 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.

Originally posted Nov 29, 2006 Published in issue #910 Dec 08, 2006 Order article reprints