VA Film Festival! - Brand Upon the Brain!
It is day TWO of the Virginia Film Festival. There were tons of people out to see Killer of Sheep with Charles Burnett last night, and I know a lot of people saw Honeydripper and Ghosts.
Tonight is My Brother's Wedding with Charles Burnett , Persepolis by Vincent Paronnaud & Marjane Satrapi, The Savages with writer/director Tamara Jenkins and David Edelstein, and many many more. Best of all is GREY GARDENS! (free midnight showing at Gravity Lounge! BE THERE!)
Last in the festival but certainly not least,
BRAND UPON THE BRAIN!
Dir. Guy Maddin - USA/Canada, 2006
Sunday, November 4 - 7:00 & 9:30 PM - 95 min.
TICKETS AVAILABLE AT DOOR ONLY, NOT DOWNTOWN AT THE REGAL 6!!!
Canadian filmmaker and cinephile Guy Maddin once again deconstructs and reinvents the history of silent film in this quasi-autobiographical, expressionist dream set in a corrupt orphanage run by Maddin’s parents. A house painter named Guy, (Maddin’s fictional version of himself) travels home to visit his past and his family, constantly travelling between his childhood and the present. While Guy reconciles his muddled memories with what he sees before him, a harp-playing teenage detective duo notices strange circular wounds on the necks of the orphans cared for by Guy’s parents. Combining silent-era intertitles and narration by Isabella Rossellini, the film uses frenzied editing and hauntingly flourished over-acting to create “a feverishly imaginative Freudian vampire film.” (Carrie Rickey, Philadelphia Inquirer)
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