IT IS FINE! EVERYTHING IS FINE
2007, Volcanic Eruptions, 74 min, USA, Dir: Crispin Hellion Glover, David Brothers

Crispin Hellion Glover's co-directed second feature will not disappoint fans of his offbeat sensibilities and eccentric taste. Based on a screenplay by the late Steven C. Stewart, who also stars, this noirish, surreal story focuses on a wheelchair-bound Lothario with a fetish for long hair, who has women literally dropping at his feet. The psychosexual fantasy co-stars German actress Margit Carstensen (who appeared in several Rainer Werner Fassbinder films).


What Is It?
2005, Volcanic Eruptions, 72 min, USA, Dir: Crispin Hellion Glover & David Brothers

Veteran actor Crispin Hellion Glover describes his directorial debut as “the adventures of a young man whose principal interests are snails, salt, a pipe and how to get home, as tormented by an hubristic racist inner psyche." Part one of the “IT” trilogy, the film features a cast largely comprised of actors with Down Syndrome, with Glover appearing as the young man's inner psyche and actress Fairuza Balk voicing one of the snails. “It's like Fellini on psychedelics - wildly creative but completely twisted." - Jane Ganahl, San Francisco Examiner.


BATTLE ROYALE
BATORU ROWAIARU
2000, Starz, 114 min, Japan, Dir: Kinji Fukasaku

Director Kinji Fukasaku is revered by a younger generation of Japanese outlaw filmmakers for his pyrotechnic gangster movies, which suggest a methedrine-fueled hybrid of Fuller/Scorsese/Woo with the social conscience of early Visconti. Here he serves up an ultra-controversial, action-packed examination of the institutionalizing of violence, starring screen icon "Beat" Takeshi, that presages THE HUNGER GAMES. Forty-two students are stranded on an island with a weapon and an ultimatum - Kill or be killed. In Japanese with English subtitles.


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