|BRAND UPON THE
Media Alert : May 7, 2007 > New York City
Crispin Glover to Perform on Opening Night of
"One of the 10 Best Films of the year."
-- Manohla Dargis, The New York Times
Media are invited to shoot B-Roll or interviews at the day-time dress
May 9:7 PM & 9:30 PM Crispin Glover
May 10:7 PM Actress Anne Jackson & 9:30 PM Actor Eli Wallach
May 11:7 PM Actress/Writer Joie Lee & 9:30 PM Crispin Glover
May 12:7 PM Performance/Visial Artist Laurie Anderson & 9:30 PM Lou Reed
May 13:3 PM Justin Bond ("Kiki and Herb")
May 13:7 PM Poet Laureate John Ashbery
May 13:9:30 PM Musician Tunde Adebimpe (Lead Singer, TV on the Radio)
May 14:7 PM Edward Hibbert ("Curtains" on Broadway)
May 14:9:30 PM Actor Peter Scarlet (Executive Director, Tribeca Film Festival)
May 15:7 PM & 9:30 PM Actress Isabella Rossellini
* Press requests for interviews/photos with narrators is subject to individual availability.
What:The New York opening of Guy Maddins latest film BRAND UPON THE BRAIN! (Canada/USA, 95 min.) presented with live orchestra (Ensemble Sospeso), 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!!
Wednesday, May 9 Tuesday, May 15, 2007
(7 nights, 15 shows)
There are two shows daily at 7 PM & 9:30 PM, plus a 3 PM matinee on Sunday. Where:
The Historic Village East Cinema
181 2nd Avenue, New York, New York 10003 (at 12th Street), 212.529.6998
Advance Tickets $30:www.Moviefone.com and www.Movietickets.com
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 online. See link below.
"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 TimesNY Publicity Contact:
Margot Gerber (National Publicist) will be in NYC May 8 11.
213.590.9704 | email@example.com
Guy Maddin, the Foley artists and various narrators subject to their availability.
Broadcast quality Music and Video Clips are available upon request.
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, photos of what the production looks like. trailers and more are accessible from this site:
BRAND UPON THE BRAIN!opens May 9th 15th as a film accompanied by a live stage show in New York City, followed by presentations in Chicago (May 18 20) and Los Angeles (June 8 10). 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 the New York Area BRAND will open in the following theatres:
Village East Cinema, New York - Starts May 9
Angelika Film Center, New York - Starts May 16
Additional theatres are in the process of being booked. Please see http://www.branduponthebrain.com/screenings.html
This film is unrated.
A Vitagraph Films / The Film Company Release
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