A film by Peter Raymont | Canada | English/Spanish | 58′ / 52′

Most profiles of the brilliant pianist focus on his eccentricities: the pills, the gloves, the scarves. Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould probes beneath the icon’s many myths through Gould’s music, diaries, letters and interviews with his closest friends and lovers – some of whom have never spoken publicly about him before. The film reveals a tortured, yet often humorous man, with an insightful world view. Glenn Gould’s profound ability to speak to his audience in a clear, candid and timeless tone, cuts through the static of our over-mediated, information-overloaded world.

Telefilm Canada and the Rogers Group of Funds through the Theatrical Documentary Program present, Genius Within: The Inner Life Of Glenn Gould.

Produced by White Pine Pictures in association with Bravo! a division of CTV Limited, The Biography Channel, TVOntario, The Knowledge Network, Thirteen/WNET New York AMERICAN MASTERS, ZDF Arte, SVT Swedish Television AB, NPS Television, The Netherlands, with the participation of the Rogers Cable Network Fund, the Canadian Television Fund, and with the co-operation of The Estate of Glenn Gould.
World Sales: Films Transit International, Inc.
Canadian Theatrical Distributor: Union Pictures
US Theatrical Distributor: Kino Lorber Inc.

“A must see film”


“The most comprehensive and touching film portrait of the great Canadian pianist in all his glories and miseries.”

New Yorker

“A scrupulous, candid and eye-opening account. A tour de force of archival research and dogged interviewing, the portrait it presents is remarkably complete.”

New York Times

“A rare insight into the world of the television journalist. By recording events simultaneously in the field and in the central newsroom – ABC in New York in this case – the film provides a unique glimpse in the way foreign news is processed for the North American audience. An eye-opener for those who believe that TV journalism portrays the real world.”



Genius Within USA Theatrical Run:
New York City, NY  |  Pleasantville, NY  |  Hudson, NY  |  Chatham, NY  |  Sag Harbor, NY  | Huntington, NY  |  Montclair, NJ  |  Chicago, IL  |  Wilmette, IL  |  Athens, OH  |  Los Angeles, CA  |  Pasadena, CA  |  Encino, CA  |  Irvine, CA  |  Claremont, CA  |  Camarillo, CA  |  Palm Springs, CA  |  Berkeley, CA  |  San Francisco, CA  |  Grass Valley, CA  |  Denver, CO  |  St. Louis, MO  |  Lake Park, FL  |  Lake Worth, FL  |  Minneapolis, MN  |  Seattle, WA  |  Olympia, WA  |  Bellingham, WA  |  Port Townsend, WA  |  Washington DC  |  Santa Fe, NM  |  Great Barrington, MA  |  Rockport, MA  |  Dallas, TX  |  Ft. Worth, TX  |  Philadelphia, PA  |  Kansas City, MO  |  Atlanta, GA  |  Salem, OR  |  Wilmington, DE  |  Bloomington, IN  |  Portland, OR  | Portland, ME  |  Albuquerque, NM


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