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SU 20 Festival Film | Dave Grusin: Not Enough Time w/ Director Q&A

  • Trylon Cinema 2820 East 33rd Street Minneapolis, MN, 55406 United States (map)

Screening date: Sat. November 16, 2019
Time: 5:30 PM
Venue: Trylon Cinema
Cost: $12 in advance / $14 at the door
Category: Minnesota Premier
Run Time/Year/Country: 88 min, 2019, USA
Director: Barbara Bentree

Director Barbara Bentree and editor Kate Amend will be on hand for a post screening Q&A


"Dave Grusin: Not Enough Time" is an award-winning, "elegant and uplifting" feature-length documentary about one of the 20th Century's most important music composers. His music is known and loved all over the world but even his most ardent fans don't completely realize what a phenomenal career he has had.

Grusin has been described as "flawless" by his peers - amazing when you consider that he had five simultaneous careers; Composer, Pianist, Arranger, Performer and Record Company Executive. He led a completely bi-coastal life for decades flying weekly between LA and NY to work with an astounding list of music and film artists. Industry icons called on Dave when they needed something extraordinary; Barbra Streisand, Steven Spielberg, Quincy Jones, Norman Lear, Sydney Pollack, Warren Beatty, James Taylor, Paul Simon, Renée Fleming, Andy Williams, Sarah Vaughn, Al Jarreau, Carmen McRae, Phil Ramone, Marilyn & Alan Bergman, Sergio Mendes, Billy Joel, Judy Collins, Peggy Lee, Chaka Khan, and Nancy Wilson to name only a few! No one else has such a long and diverse résumé.

Striking a marvelous contrast to the hectic worlds of LA and NYC, Director Barbara Bentree also takes the audience on an indelible journey through the panoramas of Montana, Colorado, and New Mexico using the music of Dave Grusin as the perfect underscore. Bentree assembled an Oscar winning production team to properly represent the exquisite nature of Grusin's music. With never-before-seen photos and concert footage, the film traces Dave's meteoric rise from Colorado cowboy to global music star. Frequently honored by his peers, Dave has had 8 Academy Award Nominations, 80 Grammy Award Nominations (GRP Records), 38 Personal Grammy Award® Nominations, 4 Golden Globe Nominations, 3 Honorary Doctorate Degrees and 1 Emmy Award® Nomination.

Grusin's most enduring legacy may live on in his beloved melodies and arrangements for film. The themes for films like "On Golden Pond," "The Firm," "The Fabulous Baker Boys," "Havana," "Tootsie," "Heaven Can Wait," and "3 Days of the Condor" are written about in textbooks and revered by new and veteran composers around the world.