Monday, 14 November 2016

Capital Celluloid 2016 - Day 328: Thu Nov 24

The Quay Brothers in 35mm (1986-2015): Prince Charles Cinema, 8.45pm

Tonight's special screening includes: In Absentia (Dir. Quay Brothers, UK 2000, 19 mins), Quay (Dir. Christopher Nolan, USA 2015, 8 mins), The Comb (Dir Quay Brothers, UK 1990, 17 mins), Street of Crocodiles (Dir Quay Brothers, UK 1986, 21 mins)

Here is the Prince Charles Cinema introduction:
Two of the world’s most original filmmakers, the identical Quay Brother twins, have been making their unique blend of puppetry and stop-motion animation for over 30 years, spawning an enormous cult following and many high profile admirers, from Terry Gilliam to Christopher Nolan. A passion for detail, a breathtaking command of colour and texture, and an uncanny use of focus and camera movement make their films unique and instantly recognizable. Best known for their classic 1986 film Street of Crocodiles, they are masters of miniaturization and their tiny sets create a landscape of long-repressed childhood dreams. A screening of three new 35mm prints of their work, alongside a brand new short from Christopher Nolan revealing the inner workings of their studio.

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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