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When he's not stealing scenes from big-name movie actors with his memorable, quirky characters (you'll remember him from Back to the Future, Wild at Heart, The Doors, Dead Man) Crispin Glover pours his considerable energy into creative endeavours including writing (with several books under his belt), recording spoken word and cover albums, and (starting 2005) directing his own surreal and challenging films.
Glover has been touring The Big Slide Show around the world and in September, he comes to ACMI to present talks, film screenings, book signings, and possibly wigs and boots (we could be so lucky).
Read our exclusive Q&A with Crispin Glover here!
An Evening with Crispin Glover features The Big Slide Show, plus a Q&A, and screenings of films What is it? and It Is Fine! EVERYTHING IS FINE over two nights this month.
Wednesday 24 September 2008, 7pm
What is it?
Glover's first effort as a director will not disappoint fans of his offbeat sensibilities and eccentric taste. Featuring a cast largely comprised of actors with Down's Syndrome, What is it? is not about Down's Syndrome. Glover describes it as "Being the adventures of a young man whose principal interests are snails, salt, a pipe and how to get home as tormented by an hubristic racist inner psyche."
Thursday 25 September 2008, 9.30pm
It Is Fine! EVERYTHING IS FINE (35mm)
A film that goes deep into uncharted cinematic territory, with screenwriter Steven C. Stewart starring in a semi-autobiographical, psycho-sexual tale about a man with severe cerebral palsy and a fetish for girls with long hair. Part horror film, part exploitation picture and part documentary, this fantastical and often humorous tale is told completely from Stewart's actual point of view - that of someone who has lived for years watching people do things he will never be able to do. According to Crispin Glover, Stewart "wanted to show that handicapped people are human, sexual and can be horrible."