Crispin Hellion Glover's Big Slide Show
CRISPIN HELLION GLOVER'S BIG SLIDE SHOW
Artist: Crispin Hellion Glover
IT IS FINE! EVERYTHING IS FINE and WHAT IS IT?
A SHIP IN THE WOODS presents Crispin Hellion Glover's Big Slide Show, a two night event at La Paloma Theatre in Encinitas, CA. Each night includes a live one-hour performance in which Crispin Glover performs a dramatic narration with projected images from eight different profusely illustrated books, Q&A, and a book signing (books for sale on site).
IT IS FINE! EVERYTHING IS FINE
The series begins with Part 2 on Friday, which goes into uncharted cinematic territory with screenwriter Steven C. Stewart starring in this 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 of a man who cannot express his sexuality in the way he desires, (due to his physical condition), 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.
Here, Stewart's character is something of a lady killer, seducing a troubled, recently divorced mother (Margit Carstensen), her teenage daughter and any number of other ladies he encounters along the way. According to Crispin Glover, Stewart "wanted to show that handicapped people are human, sexual and can be horrible." He also states that "IT IS FINE! EVERYTHING IS FINE" will probably be the best film he has anything to do with in his entire career. Crispin Glover and his co-director David Brothers wanted to bring Stewart's story to the screen.
WHAT IS IT?
Saturday night features Part 1 in the series. Known for creating many memorable, incredibly quirky characters onscreen as an actor, 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, the film 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 a hubristic racist inner psyche." In addition to writing and directing WHAT IS IT?, Glover also appears in the film as an actor in the role of "Dueling Demi-God Auteur and The young man's inner psyche." Actress Fairuza Balk voices one of the snails.