Monday, August 22, 2011

"Through the Weeping Glass"

Thanks to my friend Laura Lindgren, publisher of Blast Books and producer of the soon-to-be-released 2012 Mütter Museum calendar, I've got the inside scoop on the premiere next month of the new short film by the Quay Brothers! "Through the Weeping Glass: On the Consolations of Life Everlasting (Limbos & Afterbreezes in the Mütter Museum)" is the first film to be made in the U.S. by the internationally recognized American-born filmmakers who have lived in London since the 1970s. The 31-minute movie is a "reflective hybrid documentary on the collections of books, instruments, and medical anomalies at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia and the Mütter Museum." It's got a powerful musical score by composer Timothy Nelson and a resonant voice-over by Derek Jacobi. You can have a seat at one of the premieres - here are the details:

September 22, 6:30pm
The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
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New York
September 24, 8pm
The Museum of Modern Art (features a moderated discussion with the Quay Brothers, who will be present)
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Los Angeles
September 27, 8pm
Cary Grant Theater, SONY Pictures Studios, hosted by the Museum of Jurassic Technology
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Hurry, tickets are going fast. But if you cannot make it, do not despair! "Through the Weeping Glass" will subsequently be made available on DVD.

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