This is one of those rare events that makes me love living in NYC. Brand Upon the Brain is Guy Maddin's new movie which will have a 7 night advance run here in New York. What makes this really cool is that the soundtrack will be performed live in the theatre each night with an 11-piece live orchestra, a 5-piece live Foley (sound effects) team a live celebrity narrator, and Castrato supplementing the filmic image to comprise a one-of-a-kind cinematic spectacle. Filmmaker Guy Maddin will also appear in person to present the film. Following the live tour, BRAND! will open in platform release as a regular film, with a pre-recorded soundtrack narrated by Isabella Rossellini.
Brand Upon the Brain! In which the shocking truth is finally revealed about young Guy Maddin and his hellish childhood on a remote island, under the hyper-watchful eye of a crazed mother hellbent on restoring her youth and a diabolically distant scientist-father, proprietors of a mom-and-pop orphanage they surreptitiously operate within the dank confines of the family lighthouse. Watch! as the sex instinct grabs hold of young Maddin and his sister! Thrill! as the Mysteries of the Light House are divined by teen detectives! Reel! at the headstrong invention and heart-stopping rhythms of the elder Maddin¹s heroic silent moviemaking!!Here is the current list of guest narrators:
Wed. May 9 @ 7 pm: tba - Buy Tickets!
Wed. May 9 @ 9:30 pm: tba - Buy Tickets!
Thurs. May 10 @ 7 pm: Anne Jackson - Buy Tickets!
Thurs. May 10 @ 9:30 pm: Eli Wallach - Buy Tickets!
Fri. May 11 @ 7 pm: Joie Lee - Buy Tickets!
Fri. May 11 @ 9:30 pm: tba - Buy Tickets!
Sat. May 12 @ 7:00 pm: Laurie Anderson - Buy Tickets!
Sat. May 12 @ 9:30 pm: Lou Reed - Buy Tickets!
Sun. May 13 @ 7 pm: John Ashbery - Buy Tickets!
Sun. May 13 @ 9:30 pm: Tunde Adebimpe - Buy Tickets!
Mon. May 14 @ 7 pm: Edward Hibbert - Buy Tickets!
Mon. May 14 @ 9:30 pm: John Glover - Buy Tickets!
Tue. May 15 @ 7 pm: Isabella Rossellini - Buy Tickets!
Tue. May 15 @ 9:30 pm: Isabella Rossellini - Buy Tickets!
I am going to have to figure out how many of these shows I can get to as it looks like a great movie and I would love to see a number of the narrators (Lou, Laurie, Tunde and Isabella Rossellini all would be great).