Gordon Getty: There Will Be Music



Camera 12 - Screen 10 Sun, Mar 6, 2016 8:30 PM
Film Info
Type of Film/Event:Feature
Section:Documentary Feature Competition
Rating:Not Rated
Additional Info
Production Country:United States
United Kingdom
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Peter Rosen
Producer:Peter Rosen
Mallory Hill
Peter Paul
Job Maarse
Lisa Delan
Music:Gordon Getty
Cinematographer:Peter Rosen
Bob Elfstrom
Editor:Peter Rosen
Greg Keras
Cast:Gordon Getty
Michael Tilson Thomas
Mikhail Pletnev
Lawrence Foster
Ulf Schirmer


"Can the son of J. Paul Getty, at one time the richest man in the world, be a serious composer?"
In a family dealing with the curse that accompanies great wealth, Gordon Getty is a survivor. Emmy Award-winning director Peter Rosen shares a portrait of this American composer—son of oil tycoon J. Paul Getty. In the shadow of his father's success, Gordon Getty lives a life of sensitivity, love, and ephemeral passion through music composition. He reflects on his creative processes, his growth, and how his upbringing shaped him as an adult. In Getty's own words, "We learn about the world by making stuff up." Through music, he found himself. He discovered a greater purpose worth more than any price tag. - Kadie Sutherland

Preceded by the short film: Welcome To The Last Bookstore; dir. Chad Howitt; United States; 11 min.

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Welcome To The Last Bookstore (12min) More

Additional Information

Screening presented in honor of Jim Boyce and sponsored by The Pierce