An enigmatic musical poet, world-renowned pianist Glenn Gould continues to captivate twenty-seven years after his untimely death.
Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould weaves together an unprecedented array of never before seen footage of Gould, photographs and excerpts from his private home recordings and diaries plus personal interviews with Gould’s most intimate friends and lovers, some who have never spoken about him publicly before, to reconstruct his thoughts on music, art, society, love, and life.
His music and writing reveal a man that we are still unraveling – his complex recording technologies, including overdubbing, was unprecedented. There have been many documentaries about Gould and his eccentricities – focusing on the pills, gloves, and scarves. Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould pierces through the myths, to reveal the man beneath the icon.