Join the Boston Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Sep 27th at 5:45pm for The Quay Brothers at the Brattle Theatre. Look for Dan wearing a multicolored shirtin the theatre lobby about 15 minutes before the film. As always, after the film we will descend on a local establishment for dinner/drinks/discussion.
Featuring IN ABSENTIA, THE COMB, STREET OF CROCODILES and the world premiere of Christopher Nolans QUAY. In all new 35mm prints!
American identical twins working in London, stop motion animators Stephen and Timothy Quay (born 1947 in Norristown, Pennsylvania) find their inspiration in Eastern European literature and classical music and art, their work distinguished by its dark humor and an uncanny feeling for color and texture. Masters of miniaturization, they turn their tiny sets into unforgettable worlds suggestive of long-repressed childhood dreams. These three Quay masterworks, selected by director Christopher Nolan, feature broken pencils and lead shavings in IN ABSENTIA (2000; a dazzling piece of work The Guardian); a porcelain dolls explorations of a dreamers imagination in THE COMB (1991; most beautiful of their recent films The New Yorker); and the nightmarish netherworld of STREET OF CROCODILES (1986; their crowning achievement Film Comment); and for the first time ever, QUAY (2015), Nolans new short film revealing the inner workings of the Brothers studio. Notes from the Film Forum, NYC