EN - A portrait of drone composer, structural filmmaker and New York 1960s-icon/curator Phill Niblock. Niblock was one of the personal photographers of Charles Mingus and Duke Ellington, worked in the Judson Dance Theatre and shot films for Yvonne Rainer. On his 60th birthday, Sonic Youth did a performance in his loft. By following Phill Niblock, this documentary aims to provide a portrait of the crumbling counterculture.


Title The Movement of Phill Niblock
Original title The Movement of Phill Niblock
Original language English, French, Dutch
Status Completed
Production Majority Flemish
Category Docs , Experimental
Year 2015
World première / first public presentation 2015-05-27


Cast Phill Niblock
Photography Jochen Struyf, Simon Van Rompay, Maurits Wouters
Editing Maurits Wouters
Sound Maarten Leemans, Neal Willaert, Simon van Rompay, Maurits Wouters
Music Phill Niblock
Grading Hans Bruch Jr.
Post-production Sound Johan van der Maelen
Co-director & feedback part Paris, Caen & Ghent Simon van Rompay

Technical specs

Running time film 62'
Release format Blu-ray
Other available formats DCP, digibeta
Aspect ratio 16:9
Sound format Stereo
Colour Colour and black-white
Available in 2D



2015: First Films Programme - FIDMarseille (FR), Sensoprojekt Paris (FR), Film sur l'art Brussels (BE)

The Movement of Phill Niblock premieres at FIDMarseille

Maurits Wouters’s experimental documentary The Movement of Phill Niblock has been invited to FIDMarseille, the International Film Festival of Marseille (30 June – 6 July). The film has its world premiere as part of the First Films programme.

The Movement of Phill NiblockThe film is a portrait of drone-based composer, structural filmmaker and New York 1960s icon/curator Phill Niblock. In creating a portrait of Niblock, Wouters also aims to capture the zeitgeist of downtown Manhattan in the 1960s and 1970s.

Published on Monday 8 June 2015

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Last edited on 27 October 2015

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Director Maurits Wouters
Producers Maurits Wouters
Writers Maurits Wouters

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