I literally yelped when I found out about this. Then I jumped up and down.

Pacific Cinematheque presents Tales of the Brothers Quay: A Retrospective

Brothers Quay

Stop-action nightmares are brought to life in this retrospective on Timothy and Stephen Quay, identical twins and masters of disturbing, fetishistic, visceral, and extraordinary animation. This double-bill program of thirteen shorts is selected from a quarter-century of startling work that has earned the brothers an enormous cult following. Includes Street of Crocodiles, recently selected by Terry Gilliam (Monty Python’s Flying Circus, Brazil) as one of the ten best animated films ever made. “This megadose of the Quays’ singular vision will haunt your perception for days” (Time Out New York). 

Their The Piano-Tuner of Earthquakes stole my breath when it came through with the Vancouver International Film Festival. Ethan brought me. As arresting as Strings, (another film absolutely everyone must see), it was infatuating, erotic, and haunting. I’ve never stopped looking for a copy. We agreed after that we’d not ever seen anything that so exquisitely captured the marvelous feeling of a trembling dream. There was a sense of timelessness I couldn’t let go of, nor did I want to for days after. I could catch glimpses of it between my lashes as I sat looking out the window of the bus or waiting in a line-up. Their work is transformative and not to be missed. 

So, that said, what are people doing Saturday night?

May 4, 5, 7. Titles + showtimes.

like the lady said

FELIX CULPA‘s new play, REVENGE, at the Firehall Theatre opens tonight with a free preview at 8:00 pm. The world premiere of an old play, David Bloom’s Revenge, inspired by The Revenger’s Tragedy by Thomas Middleton, is “a darkly funny tale of love and vengeance, set in a world obsessed with transient beauty, wealth and power.” Knowing David’s delicious humour, I believe it.

Liam and I are attending tonight, anyone else interested? Free is a damned good price.
edit: so far we have Silva, Wayne, Nicole & maybe Keith

Felix Culpa can be counted on to always deliver intense and outstanding work. (Some of you might be lucky enough to remember them from HIVE.) Their credo is to only perform intellectual, highly literate, yet recklessly unconventional theatre with as much panache and inventive brilliance as possible. They succeed 100%, a revolution untelevised.

Running May 4 -12, tickets are $25.00/$20.00, (available through the Firehall Box Office 689.0926), and Pay-what-you-can matinées Sunday May 6 and Saturday May 12 at 2:00 pm. (See Seven pass holders reserve through Tickets Tonight: 231.7375.)