Sunday, April 22, 2007

Piano Tuners of Earthquakes

TONIGHT! is OFFscreen's last film of the semester, and of the academic year.

OFFscreen presents
The Piano Tuner of Earthquakes
by Dirs. Stephen & Timothy Quay
Germany/UK/France, 2005 - 99 mins.
Sunday, April 22
Newcomb Hall Theatre
7:00 & 9:30 pm
Tickets $3

The breathtakingly beautiful and long-awaited second feature from master animators the Brothers Quay draws a direct line to the realm of the collective id, where Jungian archetypes and characters from the Brothers Grimm play out dark tales of eros and death. On the eve of her wedding, the beautiful opera singer Malvina is mysteriously killed and abducted by a malevolent Dr. Droz. Felisberto, an innocent piano tuner, is summoned to Droz's secluded villa to service his strange musical automatons. "With the possible exception of Canadian director Guy Maddin, there's not another living filmmaker who comes close to creating a world as potent and magical as the one conjured by the Quays." (Kristine McKenna, Los Angeles Times)

Click here to read McKenna's full review in the Los Angeles Times

Click here to check out the official Piano Tuner Website.


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