Christopher Nolan, spearhead for many things dark, has taken on the task of presenting the Brothers Quay, the famed stop-motion animators, in his new 35mm short film, QUAY. Having its world premiere at Manhattan’s Film Forum on Weds August 19th, before embarking on a North American tour, Nolan’s film is accompanied by three Brothers Quay shorts, all on 35mm, in a program entitled THE QUAY BROTHERS IN 35MM.
The three films include IN ABSENTIA (2000), composed with broken pencils and lead shavings, the explorations of a porcenlain doll in a dreamer’s world in THE COMB (1991); and the Bruno Schulz–based STREET OF CROCODILES (1986). Nolan’s short film QUAY (2015) shows the twins at work in their London studio.
Long a champion of film as the medium to both record and project, Nolan’s continues his forward thrust in presenting films as they were meant to be seen in this wonderful tribute to the art and form of motion pictures.
Other locations for the tour include:
Film Forum New York City NY August 19-25, 2015
Alamo Drafthouse Richardson Richardson TX September 3 -7, 2015
Cinefamily Los Angeles CA September 4-10, 2015
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Houston TX September 12-13, 2015
Alamo Drafthouse Ritz Austin TX September 17, 2015
Cleveland Cinematheque Cleveland OH September 24 – 27, 2015
Brattle Theatre Cambridge MA September 25 – October 1, 2015
Detroit Institute of Art Detroit MI October 9 – 11, 2015
SIFF Film Center Seattle WA October 9 – 15, 2015
The Music Box Theatre Chicago IL October 16 – 22, 2015
TIFF Bell Lightbox Toronto October 27, 2015