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CRISPIN HELLION GLOVER RETURNS TO SUNDANCE WITH THE WORLD PREMIERE OF HIS SECOND FEATURE FILM AS A DIRECTOR, IT IS FINE! EVERYTHING IS FINE., CO-DIRECTED WITH SALT LAKE CITY BASED FILMMAKER DAVID BROTHERS
Veteran actor, Crispin Hellion Glover (RIVER'S EDGE, WILD AT HEART, BACK TO THE FUTURE, CHARLIE'S ANGELS) returns to the 2007 Sundance Film Festival with the World Premiere of his second film as a director, IT IS FINE! EVERYTHING IS FINE. which he co-directed with Salt Lake City based filmmaker/artist David Brothers. The film is based on a screenplay by the late Steven C. Stewart, who is also the star of the film. Mr. Stewart passed away shortly after the film finished shooting. The film co-stars German actress Margit Carstensen who appeared in Fassbinder's films.
IT IS FINE! EVERYTHING IS FINE. is part II of Glover's "It" trilogy which began with his feature directorial debut, WHAT IS IT?, which premiered at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival. Glover toured nationally with WHAT IS IT?, to nearly all sold-out houses, appearing at theatres for an in person limited engagement that included screenings of the film, a lengthy q & a and booksigning, as well as performances of his "Big Slide Show."
Glover's parents Betty and Bruce Glover (CHINATOWN, DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER) appear in IT IS FINE! EVERYTHING IS FINE. and will be at Sundance appearing with the film. Actress Lauren German (HOSTEL: PART II, WHAT WE DO IS SECRET), who plays a young woman confined to a wheelchair who dreams of being attractive to a non-handicapped suitor, will be at the Sundance with IT IS FINE! as well as the film YOU ARE HERE.
As an actor, Glover will soon be seen in the movie spoof, EPIC MOVIE (www.epicmoviethemovie.com) as Willy Wonka, and towards the end of the year, comes BEOWULF directed by Robert Zemeckis which will feature Glover's voice (and performance capture) as Grendel. Angelina Jolie is "Grendel's Mother."
Crispin Glover will also attend a revival screening of RIVERS EDGE (Friday, Jan. 19 at 5:30 PM) at the Park City Library during Sundance, along with other cast and crew members.
Talent Attending Sundance:
Crispin Hellion Glover (co-director) in Park City Jan. 18 - 27
David Brothers (co-director) Based in Salt Lake City
Bruce Glover (actor) in Park City Jan. 22 - 25
Betty Glover (actress) in Park City Jan. 22 - 25
Lauren German (actress) in Park City Jan. 17 - 25 - contact Doug Wald 310-246-1100
Crispin Glover and other attending cast and crew are available for photos and interviews during the festival. Glover is also an avid skier and will be available for interviews on the slopes.
Cell during festival, email, etc.
High-Res photos, press kit, trailer, etc. will soon be available at www.crispinglover.com
Official Sundance Film Festival Information on the film:
IT IS FINE! EVERYTHING IS FINE.
U.S.A., 2007, 74 Minutes, color
David Brothers, Crispin Hellion Glover
Steven C. Stewart
Just when you thought it was safe to come back to Sundance, Crispin Hellion Glover returns with the second installment of a trilogy that began at Sundance 2005 with What Is It? Glover's latest film is another mind-bending foray into unexplored cinematic territory that will challenge expectations and defy conventions. The screenwriter, Steven C. Stewart, is also the star (Stewart had cerebral palsy and passed away shortly after filming).
The film begins in a nursing home with our "hero" lying helpless on the floor. While he is being carried back to his bed, his world shifts to a place where his charm is recognized and the ladies swoon, enabling some torrid sexual conquests. But years of frustration at being an outcast have planted a dark and evil seed. Soon his actions take a morbid turn.
Glover uses his visionary cinematic skills to bring to life the graphically explicit psychosexual fantasy world of a man shunned by women and society but who lusts after intimacy, acceptance, and long hair. The beauty of his direction is his ability to create an atmosphere that is strange and unsettling, yet sensual and erotic. Through Stewart's caustic fantasy life, Glover subverts the conventional devices of a suspense film and creates an audacious statement on the conundrum of sexual politics from an outsider's perspective.
-- Trevor Groth
Screenwriter: Steven C. Stewart
Producer: Crispin Hellion Glover
Film and Sound Editors: Molly Fitzjarrald, Crispin Glover
Production Designer: David Brothers
Photography: Wayne Baxter
Hair/Makeup: Gyll Huff, Caroline Wood
Sound Capture: Clint Wardlow
Margit Carstensen, Steven C. Stewart, Carrie Szlasa, Lauren German, Bruce Glover
Press Screening - Friday, January 19 - 7:00 PM at the Yarrow 2
Tuesday, Jan 23 - 11:59 PM
Egyptian Theatre, Park City
Friday, Jan 26 - 3:00 PM
Egyptian Theatre, Park City
Friday, Jan 26 - 11:59 PM
Broadway Centre Cinemas IV, SLC
Crispin Hellion Glover
Crispin Hellion Glover premiered his feature directorial debut at Sundance in 2005 as part one of the "It" trilogy, the award-winning What Is It? He continues to tour with that film in a successful self-distribution model. Glover will also tour with the sequel, It is fine! EVERYTHING IS FINE.
Twenty-seven years ago, Steven C. Stewart, the central figure in It is fine! EVERYTHING IS FINE, came to David Brothers with his story. Brothers says, "It embodied all my favorite themes: delusion, artificiality, purity, fancy, aberrancy, confusion, and authenticity. Since then, his story has been the measure of all my work."
Sundance contact info.