Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould

Legendary pianist Glenn Gould continues to captivate audiences worldwide. Paired with intimate interviews with his lovers, fellow musicians, and friends, GENIUS WITHIN draws a kaleidoscopic portrait of this towering figure.
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Overview

Legendary pianist Glenn Gould continues to captivate audiences worldwide. Paired with intimate interviews with his lovers, fellow musicians, and friends, GENIUS WITHIN draws a kaleidoscopic portrait of this towering figure.

About

A filmmaker, journalist, writer and activist, Peter Raymont has produced and directed over 100 documentary films and series during his 38 year career; his films are informed with a passion for human rights and social justice, and have received over 40 international awards, including a Canadian Genie, nine Gemini Awards (and 34 nominations), several Gold and Silver Hugos, and the Sesterce d’Argent. His documentary feature Shake Hands with the Devil: The Journey of Roméo Dallaire received a 2007 Emmy for Best Documentary and the Audience Award at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival; his previous directorial effort, A Promise to the Dead: The Exile Journey of Ariel Dorfman premiered at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival and was shortlisted for an Academy Award for Best Documentary. He is also Executive Producer and cocreator of the hit TV drama series The Border, currently in production or its third season on the CBC.
Raymont’s career began at age 21 at the National Film Board of Canada, where he worked as an editor, director and producer from 1971-78. While at the NFB, he also taught film and video production in the Canadian Arctic. In 1979, Raymont moved to Toronto and established his independent film and television production company, Investigative Productions, now operating as White Pine Pictures. He co-partnered the company for many years with his late wife, award-winning filmmaker and author, Lindalee Tracey.

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Michèle Hozer, a two-time Gemini award-winning documentary editor, has been working in the Canadian film industry since 1987. She started her career at The National Film Board of Canada, working first in production, and then as an editor. She received her first Gemini in 2000 for The Nature of Things on their millennium special Race for the Future.
In August 2001, Hozer established The Cutting Factory, ensuring the best possible editing environment within the audio post facility of Kitchen Sync. She has cut over 50 documentaries, including award-winning series such as The Baby Human, The Undefended Border, and China Rises, arts documentaries like Can’t Stop Now with Karen Kain and Jiri Kilean, and social issue films such as Tsepong: A Clinic called Hope. She has worked with Peter Raymont for 8 years, winning her second Gemini for editing the critically-acclaimed feature length documentary Shake Hands with the Devil: The Journey of Roméo Dallaire. Other recent credits include Triage: The Dilemma of Dr. James Orbinski, a Sundance world premiere, and A Promise to the Dead: The Exile Journey of Ariel Dorfman, which had its world premiere at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival, was shortlisted for an Oscar, and received two Gemini awards, including Best Social Political Documentary.

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Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould

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Legendary pianist Glenn Gould continues to captivate audiences worldwide. Paired with intimate interviews with his lovers, fellow musicians, and friends, GENIUS WITHIN draws a kaleidoscopic portrait of this towering figure.

113 min