Thursday, July 24, 2008

CUFF & Crispin Hellion Glover Presents 'What is it?' Review

CUFF & Crispin Hellion Glover Presents ‘What is it?’
The Plaza Theatre
July 22, 2008

Presence. Crispin Glover has it. In any of the countless films you have seen him in, he’s just got something intriguing about him. Getting to see him in person is even more startling. I got the opportunity to see him perform live and present his latest film on tour, What Is It?, an experimental film using only actors with Down Syndrome. He started off the evening with a vaudeville-esque slideshow performance presenting each of his artist books that he has created. After an incredibly long speech (impeccably well –rehearsed) accompanying the slide-show he moved on to showcasing his new film. What Is It?, was a fascinating concept film revolving around the process of killing snails with salt, the idea of double lives, and a strange alternate world. The film was followed by question and answer session where Crispin gratefully answered each and every question. It was an amazing opportunity to get to know an actor/director who has been involved in both the Hollywood and independent film industries. +++

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