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MON, APR 29, 6:30 PM // Big Ideas presented by Scotia Wealth Management

Famed producer, musician, and artist Brian Eno (Talking Heads, David Bowie) is no ordinary creator. To tell the story of his life’s work, acclaimed director Gary Hustwit had to do something different. Using generative technology, Hustwit constructs the film on stage, live in real-time. Eno is a unique cinema experience: a film that is different every time it is shown. Join this original documentary filmmaking process underlining the relationship between technology and creativity. Guest: Director Gary Hustwit.

About the film

Visionary musician and artist Brian Eno has produced singer David Bowie and bands like Talking Heads, Roxy Music and U2 over his 50-year career. Here, we take a trip into the mercurial essence of Eno’s specific brand of creativity in a way befitting this musical pioneer. Eno is a generative film created live in real time on stage by acclaimed director Gary Hustwit. This groundbreaking new technology constructs an evergreen performance and a different cinematic experience at each screening, Eno reveals new, previously unreleased music and artworks from over 500 hours of archive to track a creative evolution from art student to ambient music pioneer. Eno is principled, engaged and playful as he guides us through a life that uses art as its guiding principle.

Sales Agent: Submarine


  • Director(s)

    • Gary Hustwit
  • Producer(s)

    • Gary Hustwit
    • Jessica Edwards
  • Executive Producer(s)

    • Tony Fadell
    • Danielle Lambert
    • Stewart Butterfield
    • Jennifer Rubio
    • Bradley Horowitz
    • Irene Au
    • Derrick Morton
    • Chris Cechin-De la Rosa
    • Tom Keaney
  • Editor(s)

    • Maya Tippett
    • Marley McDonald
  • Cinematography

    • Mary Farbrother
  • Composer

    • Brian Eno
  • Sound

    • Jasmine Allodi
    • Laurence Oliver
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Promotional Partners

Big Ideas presented by

Scotia Wealth Management

April 27 screening sponsored by


Community Partner: Kops Records

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