BRAND UPON THE BRAIN!
Media Alert : May 7, 2007 > New York City
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ABOUT THE FILM
Press Release
Guy Maddin Bio

Composer Bio
Actor Bios
About the Foley Artists
Cast and Crew List

Synopsis (pdf)
Production Notes
(pdf)
Trailer
Photos (hi-res)

Official Website

NEW YORK
New York Overview
New York Narrator Schedule & Biographies
New York Orchestra
New York Venue

LOS ANGELES
Los Angeles Engagement Overview
Los Angeles Venue

CHICAGO
Chicago Venue
Chicago Orchestra
Chicago Narrator

 

PRODUCTION CO.
The Film Company

DISTRIBUTION CO.
Vitagraph Films &
The Film Company

 

Crispin Glover to Perform on Opening Night of
Director Guy Maddin’s 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 Times

 

Media are invited to shoot B-Roll or interviews at the day-time dress rehearsals
(starting May 9) or to *shoot at the live shows.

Who:

  • Filmmaker Guy Maddin (THE SADDEST MUSIC IN THE WORLD) to appear in person to introduce the film.
  • Foley Sound Effects Artists
  • Narrators Appearing Live On Stage:

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 Maddin’s 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). It’s a film, it’s a live show… it’s a cinema spectacular!!

When:
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.

 

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

NY Publicity Contact:

Natascha Bodemann
Tel: (212) 673-4627 | Cell: (646) 287-2126
nbnypublicity@gmail.com

Margot Gerber (National Publicist) will be in NYC May 8 – 11.

213.590.9704 | margot@bgerber.com

 

Interview/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, photos of what the production looks like. trailers and more are accessible from this site:

http://www.americancinematheque.com/archive1999/BrandupontheBrain/BrandContents.html

 

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 Rossellini’s 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

And more!

Additional theatres are in the process of being booked. Please see http://www.branduponthebrain.com/screenings.html for updates.

This film is unrated.

A Vitagraph Films / The Film Company Release

 

www.branduponthebrain.com

 

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