|Limited Engagement!Crispin Hellion Glover's It
Is Fine! EVERYTHING IS FINE. & WHAT IS IT? and The Big Slide Show
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WHAT IS IT? with Crispin Hellion Glover!
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Veteran actor Crispin Hellion Glover, who embodies the
character of 'Grendel' in the new Robert Zemeckis film BEOWULF, and who has appeared
in over 30 films, including RIVER'S EDGE, CHARLIE'S ANGELS, THE DOORS, WILLARD, BACK TO
THE FUTURE, WHAT'S EATING GLIBERT GRAPE, WILD AT HEART, THE PEOPLE VS. LARRY FLYNT will
open his second feature film as a director, and producer, It Is Fine! EVERYTHING IS FINE.,
with an in person US tour complete with an in-depth discussion of the film and a
pre-screening performance of his "Big Slide Show."
The exclusive Los Angeles tour dates are December
7 - 10, 2007 at the Egyptian Theatre. The film is co-directed with Salt Lake City
based filmmaker David Brothers. It Is Fine! EVERYTHING IS FINE., the second installment in
Glover's "It" trilogy, began with WHAT IS IT? WHAT IS IT?, which played
to sold-out audiences at the Egyptian and venues around the country in 2006-07 will also
play once as part of the current tour. It Is Fine! EVERYTHING IS FINE. premiered at the
Sundance Film Festival and is the winner of a Special Jury Mention New Visions Award 2007
Sitges International Film Festival. Glover's tour includes dates in New York, Chicago, San
Francisco, Portland, Seattle and other cities.
8, 10, 2007
Showtimes: 8:00 PM Daily
(Friday, Saturday & Monday. WHAT IS IT? screens
It Is Fine!
EVERYTHING IS FINE! ((U.S.A., 2007, 74 Minutes, color) Known for
creating many memorable, incredibly quirky characters onscreen as an actor, Crispin
Glover's co-directed second effort as a feature director will not disappoint fans of his
offbeat sensibilities and eccentric taste. The film is based on a screenplay by the late
Steven C. Stewart, who is also the star of the film. Mr. Stewart, who appears in WHAT IS
IT? as well, had severe cerebral palsy and communicated the script to Brothers years
before it finally went into production. The process was arduous because Stewart's speech
was almost unintelligible, not unlike that depicted in the upcoming Julian Schnabel film
THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY in which the paralyzed character (based on a real
person) dictates an entire book by blinking his one working eye. Stewart passed away
shortly after the film finished shooting.
It Is Fine! EVERYTHING IS FINE. is Stewart's psychosexual, fantasy, a
noirish, surreal story of a wheelchair-bound Lotahrio (with a fetish for women with really
long hair) who has women, literally, dropping at his feet. The film co-stars German
actress Margit Carstensen who appeared in several of Fassbinder's films and Lauren German
(HOSTEL: PART II, WHAT WE DO IS SECRET), who plays a young woman confined to a wheelchair
who dreams of dating a non-handicapped suitor. Glover's parents Betty and Bruce Glover
(CHINATOWN, DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER) appear in IT IS FINE! EVERYTHING IS FINE. as well. Preceding the film is an hour-long live dramatic presentation of his
"Big Slide Show" which features illustration and commentary from eight of
Glover's books. Following the film screenings he will appear for Q & A at all shows.
The evening will end with a signing of his books Rat Catching, Oak Mot, and What
It Is, And How It Is Done.
Special Ticket price: Cinematheque Members $12; Students
& Seniors $15; General Admission $20. For more info, go to
"What Diane Arbus was to photography, Crispin
Hellion Glover is swiftly achieving as a filmmaker. Training his sardonic eyes on the
strange and afflicted he achieves a mad dark poetry on celluloid."
Dennis Dermody PAPER magazine
"The statement Stewart makes in his script - that handicapped people can not only
be as sensitive as everyone else, but just as horrible - is made eloquent, if bizarre, via
Glover and Brothers' otherworldy vision, rendered via elegant cinematography and a
pronounced sense of the strange".
John Anderson, Variety
3 ½ stars! "Film noir fantasy for the unlikeliest of heroes. Beneath the surface
lurks the ultimate empowerment movie for the ultimate movie underdog. This is revenge of
the nerds raised to the nth degree."
Tony Sullivan, EyeforFilm.com (UK)
"It's like a John Waters film from the 1970s, as Glover and Brothers force you to
see this crippled person as a suave leading man. To say the film is weird would be
cliché, it's way beyond that the film drew laughs and gasps from the audience. The odd
thing about it all - it works. It's actually refreshing to see someone who actually has
cerebral palsy in a film rather than some actor playing someone with cerebral palsy-"
Chris Gore, Film Threat
One Screening Only!
Sunday, December 9 - 8:00 PM
WHAT IS IT? premiered at the 2005
Sundance Film Festival and won Best Narrative Film at the 2005 Ann Arbor Film Festival. In
the same year Mr. Glover was awarded the prestigious Maverick Award from the Method Fest
which was presented to him by esteemed film director Werner Herzog. The film also won the
Midnight Extreme Award at the Sitges Film Festival Spain 2006. It has played to sold out
audiences in New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Seattle on this Fall 2006 tour. Now
Crispin Glover comes to the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood for a limited engagement of WHAT
IS IT? and The Big Slide Show.
WHAT IS IT?, 2005, Volcanic Eruptions Productions, 72 min.
Veteran actor Crispin Hellion Glover, who has appeared in over 30 films as an
actor, including RIVER'S EDGE, CHARLIE'S ANGELS, THE DOORS, WILLARD, DEAD MAN, BACK TO THE
FUTURE, WHAT'S EATING GLIBERT GRAPE, WILD AT HEART, THE PEOPLE VS. LARRY FLYNT the
upcoming BEOWULF, THE WIZARD OF GORE, and EPIC MOVIE brings his debut feature film
as a director, WHAT IS IT? to the Egyptian Theatre for an exclusive 3-day Los
Angeles engagement. 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 Syndrome, the film is not about Down 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." He also explains that the film is his psychological reaction to
corporate controls of expression limiting the exploration of taboo.
In addition to writing and directing WHAT IS IT?, Glover also
appears in the film as an actor in the role of "Dueling Demi-God Auteur and The young
man's inner psyche." Fairuza Balk voices one of the snails. WHAT IS IT?
is part one of a trilogy. Parts two, IT IS FINE EVERYTHING IS FINE...! is currently in
post-production. On part two, Glover collaborated with Utah writer-actor Steven C.
Stewart, who also appears in WHAT IS IT? Stewart passed away from complications
from cerebral palsy in 2001.The soundtrack makes use of Wagner and Bartok excerpts to
ironic effect, as well as tracks by late Church of Satan high priest Anton LaVey, Charles
Manson and a country track by Klassic Klan recording artist Johnny Rebel.
"Scenes with naked women in elephant masks, Shirley Temple,
Glover being lowered deus-ex-machina style into a Maxfield Parrish scene...It's like
Fellini on psychedelics -- wildly creative but completely twisted." -- Jane
Ganahl, San Francisco Examiner
the most uncompromising and original thing I've seen. People try to compare it to the
likes of surrealist hero Luis Buñuel and trailblazer Werner Herzog, but I say Glover has
transcended even them. --Kelly O., The Seattle Stranger Weekly
"It's unlike anything I've ever seen before...the
unrestrained id of an artist at full frenzy, unafraid to mount onscreen what others would
judiciously edit out. Glover's film is like that the fever dream of a crazy person."
--Dennis Dermody, Paper Magazine
"Crispin Hellion Glover, auteur, is a force to be reckoned
with." -- Laura Kern, New York Times
Preceding the film is an hour-long live
dramatic presentation of his "Big Slide Show" which features illustration and
commentary from eight of his books. Following the film screenings he will appear for q
& a at all shows The evening will end with a signing of his books Rat Catching,
Oak Mot, and What It Is, And How It Is Done.
Special Ticket price: General Admission $20; Seniors &
Students $15; Cinematheque Members $12.
Official Website: www.crispinglover.com