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Praise for Simon Brook's PETER BROOK: THE TIGHTROPE

“A concise new documentary offers a rare glimpse behind the scenes.. the audience has a sense of witnessing intimate moments rather than watching a performance. Brook’s interest has always been in the ritual roots and mythical resonances of the theater, and the idea of acting he articulates in 'The Tightrope' has a primal, even mystical tenor. He speaks of access to a collective brain, of grasping the essence of time and of the ways the theater can offer a heightened experience of life.” - A.O. Scott, The New York Times

“Marvelous! A unique look into a director’s world.”- New York Post

"CRITICS' PICK! For the [past] 50-plus years... Brook refused to allow rehearsals to be filmed. 'Peter Brook: The Tightrope', however, changes this. Throughout the film Brook offers himself as a teacher whose goal is to help his students discover brief, ephemeral moments of bliss." - Aaron Cutler, The Village Voice

"The tightrope is one heck of a master-class, it’s also one really revealing window into why Peter Brook’s legend in the theater is such a large one." -Trey Graham, Here and Now NPR

"It's difficult to imagine any living actor who wouldn't want to see Simon Brook's compact and inspiring doc The Tightrope." - Lisa Nesselson, Screen Daily