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Chihuly Roll the Dice

Chihuly: Roll the Dice


2022 Official Selection SBIFF


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Name of Film: Chihuly: Roll the Dice
Project type: Short Documentary
Runtime: 26 minutes, 55 seconds
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Shooting Format: High Def
Aspect Ratio: 16:9

Film showing times/days:
Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Monday, March 7 - 8:10 AM - Metro Theatre #2
Wednesday, March 9 - 4:20 PM - Fiesta Theatre #4


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Melody Kadlub-Barr
Post-Production Coordinator
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Ph: 206.297.1304 x288

Producer: Chihuly Studio, Emmy award winning Peter West, Mark McDonnell
Director: Emmy award winning Peter West
Writer: Peter West
Key Cast: Dale Chihuly, James Mongrain

Program Summary:
Follow American artist Dale Chihuly as he tests his own resolve and challenges his team to push the glass medium to its physical limits in the pursuit of a new creative concept. Chihuly: Roll the Dice documents the master artist’s exhaustive, five-year process to realize Rotolo—a series of large-scale pedestal sculptures—and his working relationship with trusted long-time gaffer, James Mongrain.

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Film locations:
The Hotshop, The Boathouse, Seattle, WA
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR
The Groninger Museum, Groningen, Netherlands


About the Artist:
Dale Chihuly is considered one of the most innovative and iconic figures in contemporary art. Chihuly has been working with glass as an artistic medium for over fifty years, to increasing critical and popular acclaim. His solo exhibition venues have included the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; the de Young Museum, San Francisco; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. His work is in the permanent collections of more than 200 museums worldwide.

Director’s Biography:
Peter West is an award-winning filmmaker who fosters awareness of artists and engagement with their work through the power of film. For 20 years he has worked closely with American artist Dale Chihuly, directing documentaries about his process and exhibitions in museums and gardens worldwide. His films, including Chihuly in the Hotshop and Chihuly Outside, have been broadcast nationally on PBS and screened at film festivals including the Palm Springs International Film Festival and Festival International du Film sur l'Art (FIFA) in Montreal, Canada. In addition to his work with Chihuly, West documents the work of other artists and museum exhibitions and has collaborated on several artist’s film projects.


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