Saturday, May 17, 2008

The Film Festival: A Theater Festival @ The Brick

Theater as it was meant to be seen:
On screens, TVs, laptops, iPods, cell phones and occasionally on stage.

This year's Brick Summer Festival is particularly wacky! Some of the shows (films? events?) that have caught my eye are:

Horrible Child
a TK Film from Best Ten Dollar Suit Pictures
Written and Directed by Lawrence Krauser
Designed and Edited by Larissa Tokmakova
Starring Mike Daisey, T. Ryder Smith, and Paul Willis

Walkouts...Henry IV: BAM
Produced and Directed by 31Down and The Unseen Machine
A 30 minute video work that documents audience reactions to The New York City Players' production of Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part One for the Next Wave Festival at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (2003).

Demons Five, Exorcists Nothing
a reading
Piper McKenzie Productions
Written by William Peter Blatty
Directed by Jeff Lewonczyk
In this world-premiere concert reading, the author and screenwriter of The Exorcist spins a behind-the-scenes tale of madness and mayhem in a Hollywood feature engineered for failure.

Kill Me Like You Mean It
The Stolen Chair Theatre Company
Directed by Jon Stancato
Kill Me Like You Mean It is a timely absurdist film noir, creating comic chaos out of the possibility that American life might be pointless.

The Magnificent Ambersons by Orson Welles: A Reconstruction for the Stage
Adapted and Directed by Ian W. Hill
An exact theatrical recreation of the butchered Orson Welles film adaptation, as Welles had intended it to be seen.

For a full schedule and tickets:

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