Pilchuck, A Dance with Fire

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USA | 2015 | 68 minutes | John Forsen

Founded in Stanwood, WA in 1971 by Dale Chihuly, the Pilchuck Glass School is the premiere glass art center of the world. This documentary traces the rise of this beautiful and fragile art, and how Pilchuck evolved from a summer workshop to the most important Glass School for international artists. Director John Forsen and producer/screenwriter Gary Gibson scheduled to attend.

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Since 1971 the Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, WA has been pushing the limits of a medium that can last centuries or shatter in an instant. Founded by iconic figure Dale Chihuly and a few art school friends in the counterculture days of the early 1970s, the Pilchuck Glass School pushed the boundaries from its very beginnings, and now stands as one of the premiere glass art centers in the world. This convergence of visionary individuals, regional culture, and fortunate timing, allowed Pilchuck to develop from a makeshift summer workshop to the most important international center for artists working in glass. Told through incredible archival footage, interviews, and the firsthand accounts of the individuals that shaped the school, and glass art as an artistic medium, Pilchuck, A Dance with Fire is the definitive history of one of the Pacific Northwest’s artistic treasures, the Pilchuck Glass School.

Director Biography
John Forsen is a Seattle producer. He started producing documentaries in 1983. In 2006 he produced the award winning film Expiration Date, and in 2010 won an Emmy as a director for the documentary Violin Masters; Two Gentlemen of Cremona.

Sponsored by The Seattle Times, 4Culture, Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, Washington State Arts Commission, National Endowment for the Arts, CityArts, KIRO Radio

  • Director: John Forsen
  • Principal Cast: Narrated by Jeff Bridges
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 2015
  • Running Time: 68 minutes
  • Producer: John Forsen, Gary Gibson
  • Screenplay: Gary Gibson
  • Editors: Tracy Dethelfs
  • Music: Tom McGurk
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • Filmography: Violin Masters: Two Gentlement of Cremona (2010)
  • Language: English
  • Format: DCP