(The Live Show!)
special guest narrators
In addition to an 11-piece orchestra, three Foley Artists, and a Castrato, the live version of Brand upon the Brain includes an Interlocutor, or Narrator, who acts almost as another instrument in the sound mix. We have been very fortunate in finding sparkling, independent voices to fill this role.
Tunde Adebimpe is an actor, director and musician best known as the lead singer of the Brooklyn-based band "TV on the Radio". Tunde Adebimpe on Myspace >>
- New York, Village East Cinemas, Sun. May 13 @ 9:30 pm
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.
- New York, Village East Cinemas, Sat. May 12 @ 7:00 pm
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.
- New York, Village East Cinemas, Sun. May 13 @ 7 pm
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. Justin Bond on Myspace >>
- New York, Village East Cinemas, Sun. May 13 @ 3 pm
Crispin Glover is both a big-name Hollywood actor (Willard, Back to the Future, River's Edge) and a cutting edge independent filmmaker, author, and musician. His second feature as a director, It is fine! EVERYTHING IS FINE, premiered at the 2007 Sundance Festival and will come to theaters this fall. Crispin Glover's website >>
- New York, Village East Cinemas, Wed. May 9 @ 7 pm
- New York, Village East Cinemas, Wed. May 9 @ 9:30 pm
- New York, Village East Cinemas, Fri. May 11 @ 9:30 pm
- Chicago, Music Box Theatre, Fri. May 18 @ 7:30 pm
- Chicago, Music Box Theatre, Sat. May 19 @ 2:30 pm
- Chicago, Music Box Theatre, Sat. May 19 @ 7:30 pm
- Chicago, Music Box Theatre, Sun. May 20 @ 2:30 pm
Daniel Handler is the author of the bestselling A Series of Unfortunate Events (under the pen name of Lemony Snicket), a collection of books for children, and three books for adults: Basic Eight (based on a true story of a teenaged girl who commits murder), Watch Your Mouth (a melodramatic satire of family life), and Adverbs. He also wrote the screenplay for the films A Series of Unfortunate Events, Kill The Poor, and Rick. Also an accordian player, Daniel Handler has collaborated musically with The Magnetic Fields. Saturday, 6/9 @ 7:30pm
- Los Angeles, Egyptian, Saturday, 6/9 @ 7:30pm
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.
- New York, Village East Cinemas, Mon. May 14 @ 7 pm
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.
- New York, Village East Cinemas, Thurs. May 10 @ 7 pm
Udo Kier is known for his piercing blue eyes, and is a staple of both art house films & gore fests. His collaborations with Lars Von Trier in such films as The Kingdom and Breaking the Waves are especially acclaimed. Udo has worked with many brilliant directors over a diverse career, including Quentin Tarantino, Paul Morrissey, Charles Matton, Dario Argento, Gus Van Sant, and Walerian Borowczyk.
- Los Angeles, Egyptian Theater, Sunday, 6/10 @ 7:30pm
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.
- New York, Village East Cinemas, Fri. May 11 @ 7 pm
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. Lou Reed's website >>
- New York, Village East Cinemas, Sat. May 12 @ 9:30 pm
Isabella Rossellini is an actress, author, and filmmaker whose past collaborations with Guy Maddin include The Saddest Music in the World and My Dad is 100 Years Old.
- New York, Village East Cinemas, Tue. May 15 @ 7 pm
- New York, Village East Cinemas, Tue. May 15 @ 9:30 pm
Peter Scarlet is a cineaste and bon vivant. His other job is Executive Directing the Tribeca Film Festival. Before his appointment in New York, Mr. Scarlet served in Paris as Director General of the Cinémathèque Française, the first time a non-French citizen had occupied that prestigious post. Prior to that, Mr. Scarlet served for 19 years (1983-2001) as Artistic Director of the San Francisco International Film Festival.
Barbara Steele is known as the most beautiful star of the greatest horror master- piece of Italian film La Maschera del Demonia (1960) (aka “Black Sunday”), She is much loved by her fans for her talent, intelligence, and a dark, mysterious beauty that is unique: her face epitomizes either sweet innocence, or malign evil! Friday, 6/8 @ 7:30pm; Monday 6/1 @ 7:30pm
- Los Angeles, Egyptian Theater, Friday, 6/8 @ 7:30pm; Monday 6/1 @ 7:30pm
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.
- New York, Village East Cinemas, Thurs. May 10 @ 9:30 pm
Mike Watt was the “man in the van, with the bass in his hand” for the seminal punk band the Minutemen, who were the subject of the documentary We Jam Econo. His other projects have included Firehose, Dos, the Secondmen, the Missingmen, Banyan, & iggy & the stooges to name a few. He lives in San Pe- dro, California.
- Los Angeles, Egyptian Theater, Saturday, 6/9 @ 10pm