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TRIBUTE TO PHILIP GLASS

PRESENTED BY THE COASTAL AWAKENING (THE SHANBROM FAMILY FOUNDATION) 
ALSO SUPPORTED BY KVEC NEWS TALK 920 AM, 96.5 FM 

Coastal Awakening is a group of local writers, artists, historians, chefs, surfers, and naturalists dedicated to the preservation and celebration of the indigenous counter-culture of the Central Coast. Every year Coastal Awakening sponsors several films grouped around a central theme. Two years ago, it focused on the Beat Generation. Last year was “Movies for the Heart and Mind.” This year, the focus is on three films featuring the life and art of avant-garde “classicist” composer and pianist Philip Glass. 

Since 2011, Glass has established his presence on the Central Coast through his founding of The Philip Glass Center for the Arts, Science, and the Environment located in Big Sur/Carmel. The center is dedicated “to gathering the world’s leaders in the fields of art, science, and the environment for a broad array of interdisciplinary activities including performances, seminars, and educational programs that inspire and motivate the public to become engaged with matters vital to the future of the natural environment and the quality of human existence.” 

This fascination with the intersection of ideas may explain Glass’s affection for the Central Coast, and it is why Coastal Awakening is sponsoring Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts (2007), a documentary on the life of American composer, along with two other celebrated films that feature award winning original scores by Glass: his first film score Koyaanisqatsi (1982) and The Truman Show (1998), directed by Peter Weir. 

SUNDAY, MAY 1 
PALM THEATRE 
10:00AM GLASS: A PORTRAIT OF PHILIP IN TWELVE PARTS 
1:15PM THE TRUMAN SHOW 
4:15PM KOYAANISQATSI 

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