Cinematheque : June 6, 2007 > Los Angeles
"Lemony Snicket" Author DANIEL HANDLER and
Actress BARBARA STEELE to Perform Live with
Director Guy Maddins BRAND UPON THE BRAIN!
Presented With Live Orchestra, Castrato & Foley Sound Effects Supplementing the Film Image
"One of the 10 Best Films of the year."
-- Manohla Dargis, The New York TimesMedia are invited to shoot B-Roll or interviews at the early evening dress rehearsals (starting June 8) or to *shoot at the live shows.
Who: Foley Sound Effects Artists Team & Actress Maya Lawson (who plays Sis) & Narrators Appearing Live On Stage: Friday, June 8: 7:30 PM Actress Barbara Steele (BLACK SUNDAY) Saturday, June 9: 7:30 PM Author Daniel Handler ("Lemony Snicket") Saturday, June 9: 10 PM Surprise Guest Narrator
Sunday, June 10:7:30 PM Actor Udo Kier (Star of all of Lars Von Trier's films since 1987 and a protege of Rainer Werner Fassbinder).
Monday, June 11:7:30 PM Actress Barbara Steele (BLACK SUNDAY) * Press requests for interviews/photos with narrators is subject to individual availability. What: The Los Angeles (final tour stop) Engagement of Guy Maddins latest film BRAND UPON THE BRAIN! (Canada/USA, 95 min.) presented with live orchestra, Foley sound effects, Castrato and live narration by various guest narrators (see list above). Its a film, its a live show its a cinema spectacular!! See a clip of the show: http://www.branduponthebrain.com/liveshow_clip.html When: Friday, June 8 Monday, June 11, 2007 (4 nights, 5 shows) Showtimes listed above. Please note that the Monday, June 11, 7:30 PM is an added live show. Where: American Cinematheque at the Historic Egyptian Theatre: 6712 Hollywood Boulevard, LA, CA 90028
(between Las Palmas & McCadden just east of Highland Avenue.)
323.466.3456 (FILM) | www.americancinematheque.com Tickets: Advance Tickets $25 (general admission) on www.fandango.com or at the Egyptian Theatre box office. Tickets at the Door $30 (general admission).
Student/Senior: $23 (advance or door)American Cinematheque Members: $20 (advance or door) Notes: This show is extremely visually interesting. The sound effects are performed in front of the live audience and all kinds of props are used, from an Australian digeridoo instrument to a crash box (to break plates in), a wind machine and a vintage grape crushing device. Read more on Foleys. Critical Acclaim: "Guy Maddin's latest astonishment-- has ransacked film history and his own delirious imagination to create a work like none other: a silently shot film about a man who, on revisiting his childhood home, hurtles unto a past where orphan children, coy lesbian lovers, and a mad scientist converge." -- Manohla Dargis, The New York Times "This is the FILM EVENT OF THE YEAR and it arrives dripping with something called Orphan Nectar." -- Grady Hendrix, The New York Sun
" a phantasmagoric story that could be a collaboration between Edgar Allan Poe and Salvador Dali. It's an astonishing film: weird, obsessed, drawing on subterranean impulses, hypnotic." -- Roger Ebert Publicity Contact: Margot Gerber
323.461.2020, ext. 115 | firstname.lastname@example.orgInterview/Photo Opportunities: Guy Maddin, the Foley artists and various narrators subject to their availability. Press Materials: Broadcast quality Music and Video Clips are available upon request. Press Tickets: Press seats are extremely limited and will only be issued to fast breaking, covering press. Press Information: (and photos of what this production looks like!)
Detailed press information: press kit, hi-res photos, music clips, Foley details, trailers and more are accessible from this site:http://www.americancinematheque.com/archive1999/BrandupontheBrain/BrandContents.html BRAND UPON THE BRAIN! opens June 8 11th as a film accompanied by a live stage show in Los Angeles, followed by a run of the version of the film with pre-recorded soundtrack (no live elements). The film will continue to open across the country as a regular film release with pre-recorded soundtrack. Isabella Rossellinis voice is on the print as the narrator. In Los Angeles, BRAND is exclusively at the Egyptian Theatre in its first week: Orange County - Starts June 15 Additional theatres are in the process of being booked. Please see http://www.branduponthebrain.com/screenings.html for updates.
This film is unrated. It contains scenes of violence, nudity and adult situations. 96 min., 2006, mostly black & white.
A Vitagraph Films / The Film Company Release
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323.461.2020, ext. 115
For photos, schedule updates and other downloads see: www.branduponthebrain.com
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