BRAND UPON THE BRAIN!
NARRATORS – NEW YORK
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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

Narrator Schedule

May 9:

7 PM Crispin Glover

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")

7 PM Poet Laureate John Ashbery

9:30 PM Musician Tunde Adebimpe (Lead Singer, TV on the Radio)

 

May 14:

7 PM Edward Hibbert (currently performing in "Curtains" on Broadway)

9:30 PM Actor Peter Scarlet (Executive Director, Tribeca Film Festival)

 

May 15:

7 PM  Actress Isabella Rossellini

9:30 PM: Actress Isabella Rossellini

 

 

Narrator Biographies:

 

Tunde Adebimpe is an actor, director and musician best known as the lead singer of the Brooklyn-based band TV on the Radio.

 

Called "America's multi-mediatrix" by Wired magazine and a "modern renaissance artist and agent provocateur" by Philadelphia Daily News, Laurie Anderson is a performance artist as well as musician, poet, writer, and visual artist, and altogether one of the most influential American artists of the last few decades.

 

Perhaps America's greatest living poet, John Ashbery has won all three major American poetry prizes (the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award), as well as a MacArthur (genius grant). He was Poet Laureate of NY State from 2001 - 2003.

 

Justin Bond is a celebrated queer iconic performer out of New York City. He is most well known as one of his drag incarnations, Kiki, an aging, bitter chanteuse known for her raucous and edgy medleys of unusual cover songs. She performs with her piano-playing sidekick, Herb, as Kiki and Herb. Justin also performs as himself, with his backup band, the Freudian Slippers. Bond also appears, playing himself, in the film SHORTBUS.

 

Veteran actor Crispin Glover (RIVER’S EDGE, WILLARD, BACK TO THE FUTURE, EPIC MOVIE) is known for creating quirky characters onscreen. In addition to his work as an actor he has made two feature films, WHAT IS IT? and It Is Fine! EVERYTHING IS FINE. (co-directed with David Brothers) both of which premiered at Sundance. Using a unique self-distribution model, he travels with the film and presents it with his "Big Slide Show" (a live performance of the 8 books he has written) as a prologue.

 

Edward Hibbert is perhaps best known for his recurring role on "Frasier" as Gil Chesterton, KACL's pompous, effete restaurant critic. He is currently appearing on Broadway in the musical "Curtains." Trained at New York's Neighborhood Playhouse and the Actor's Studio.

 

Anne Jackson has been a stage actress since 1944 and a film performer since 1950. Her theatre credits include Summer and Smoke, Arms and the Man, Luv, The Waltz of the Toreadors, and Lost in Yonkers. She was nominated for the 1956 Tony Award for her work in Paddy Chayefsky's Middle of the Night. Jackson's screen credits include The Tiger Makes Out, The Secret Life of an American Wife, How to Save a Marriage (And Ruin Your Life), Lovers and Other Strangers, Dirty Dingus Magee, and The Shining.

 

Joie Lee is a distinctive presence both on screen (in such quintessential NY films as Do the Right Thing and Coffee and Cigarettes and off-her screenplay for Spike Lee's Crooklyn helped make that one of the great films about childhood.

 

Singer/Songwriter Lou Reed's work with the seminal rock band Velvet Underground, and his subsequent solo efforts, make up one of the great songbooks in the history of popular music.

 

Peter Scarlet is a bon vivant who spent many years as the director of the San Francisco International Film Festival. He was with the Cinematheque in Paris before returning to the states to take the reins of the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City.

 

Isabella Rossellini is an actress and filmmaker whose past collaborations with Guy Maddin include The Saddest Music in the World and "My Dad is 100 Years Old."

 

Eli Wallach is one of our finest actors. He made his debut on Broadway in 1945, and in 1951 he won a Tony for his work in Tennessee Willams' "The Rose Tatoo." His many memorable Hollywood films include Baby Doll, The Magnificent Seven, The Good The Bad and The Ugly, and scores more.

 

 

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