Documentary + String Quartet + Live Narration = Live Cinema

Transcending the typical live cinema event, A Thousand Thoughts quickly becomes a meditation on music itself – the act of listening to it closely, the experience of feeling it deeply, and the power that it has to change the world.

Teaming up with Oscar-nominated filmmaker Sam Green and Joe Bini to create a “live documentary,” the wildly creative multimedia experiment blends live music and narration with archival footage and filmed interviews with such prominent artists as Philip Glass, Tanya Tagaq, Steve Reich, Wu Man, and Terry Riley.

See what BBC News had to say after the premiere at Sundance Film Festival.
“One of the best received works at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival has been a “live” documentary called A Thousand Thoughts.”
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It’s a pensive, rewarding, and touching experience,” Bruce Kasanoff wrote for Forbes after the Sundance Film Festival premiere. “You feel humbled and awed to watch these performers in action as the history of their lives—and of musicians who preceded them—flashes behind them.”

A Thousand Thoughts: A Live Documentary by Sam Green & Kronos Quartet was commissioned by The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi, Barbican, Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA, Exploratorium, Christos V. Konstantakopoulos, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, MASS MoCA, Melbourne Festival, Wexner Center for the Arts at The Ohio State University through its Wexner Center Artist Residency Award program.

Additional support was received from The DrumStick Fund, Genuine Article Pictures, JustFilms/Ford Foundation, Lear Family Foundation, Andrea Lunsford, The National Endowment for the Arts, Sundance Documentary Dilm Program with support from Open Society Foundation, Gottfried and Janet Tittiger, and Kenneth and Elizabeth Whitney.

This film was supported by Sundance Catalyst.