January 27th and 28th, Crispin Hellion Glover comes to Montreal to present two films in 35mm as well as his Big Slide Show.
First night, Friday January 27th:
Crispin Hellion Glover's Big Slide Show part 2
It is fine! EVERYTHING IS FINE.
Second night, Saturday January 28th:
Crispin Hellion Glover's Big Slide Show part 1
What is it?
It Is Fine! EVERYTHING IS FINE (2005) goes into uncharted cinematic territory with screenwriter Steven C. Stewart starring in this semi-autobiographical, psycho-sexual, tale about a man with severe cerebral palsy and a fetish for girls with long hair. Part horror film, part exploitation picture and part documentary of a man who cannot express his sexuality in the way he desires, (due to his physical condition), this fantastical and often humorous tale is told completely from Stewart’s actual point of view – that of someone who has lived for years watching people do things he will never be able to do. Here, Stewart’s character is something of a lady killer, seducing a troubled, recently divorced mother (Margit Carstensen), her teenage daughter and any number of other ladies he encounters along the way. According to Crispin Glover, Stewart wanted to show that handicapped people are human, sexual and can be horrible. He also states that “It is Fine! EVERYTHING IS FINE. will probably be the best film he has anything to do with in his entire career. Crispin Glover and his co-director David Brothers wanted to bring Stewart’s story to the screen.
Known for creating many memorable, incredibly quirky characters onscreen as an actor, Glover's first effort as a director will not disappoint fans of his offbeat sensibilities and eccentric taste. Featuring a cast largely comprised of actors with Down's Syndrome, the film is not about Down's Syndrome. Glover describes it as Being the adventures of a young man whose principal interests are snails, salt, a pipe and how to get home as tormented by an hubristic racist inner psyche. In addition to writing and directing WHAT IS IT? (2007), Glover also appears in the film as an actor in the role of Dueling Demi-God Auteur and The young man's inner psyche. Actress Fairuza Balk voices one of the snails.
Both film screenings preceded by Crispin's Hellion Glover's Big Slide Show:
A one hour dramatic narration of eight different profusely illustrated books he has made over the years. (intentionally presented out of order)
Portes // Doors - 19:30
$20 in advance/ $25 at the door