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April 30, 2007

Brand Upon The Brain Is Coming!


Ladies and Gentlemen, I don't think there'll be a grander cinematic experience to be had this year than the one Guy Maddin has in store. Beginning May 9th in Manhattan and continuing in Chicago and Los Angeles, his latest work, Brand Upon The Brain, will be shown as it was during its festival tenure, accompanied by a live orchestra, a Castrato and special guest narrator. The show to attend, clearly, will be the May 15th performance in New York, where Isabella Rossellini will be narrating - althoug that's certainly not to suggest that other screenings are skimping on the raconteurs; Lou Reed, Laurie Anderson, Eli Wallach, Crispin Glover and others will be lending their vocal talents from the East Coast to the Midwest.

The Los Angeles shows have yet to announce their itenerary, but I've already got tickets for the June 8th bow at the Egyptian. The calender is available at the official site, along with everything else you might want to know about what will be nothing less than "an "unprecedented act of faith in the enduring power of the theatrical experience." I can't wait.

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It feels strange, having been in one place for a full week, and stranger still knowing I'll be here for several more. I'm restless. If all goes well, I'll be shooting a new short film (a comedy!) and a short documentary (not funny at all!) before the month is out; but I've a feeling all will not go well, and that my creative urges will have to channel themselves into uncharted territories. In the meantime, I am, as ever, writing away, and hoping that someday in the near future I can actually manage to finish something.

Posted by David Lowery at April 30, 2007 1:58 AM


Hey David, just in case you didnt know, I noticed that the dvd collection: The films of Alejandro Jodorowsky is coming out this week. I'm sure this leaves you with a dilemma: El Topo or Alpha Dog?!?

Posted by: Adan Gutierrez at April 30, 2007 5:04 AM

that sounds awesome! i wish i could see that...

Posted by: frank Mosley at April 30, 2007 2:13 PM

You know, Adam, while lost in the dark Dantean forest of my mind, I almost went with Alpha Dog. But at the last minute, Outlaw Vern's review of the boxset helped put me on the proper path to enlightenment.

Posted by: Ghostboy at May 1, 2007 8:52 AM