SATURDAY, JULY 7, 2007. 8PM $10
THE NEW TALKIES: hijacking Hollywood
Live Film Narration
presented by kino21
Our Neo-Benshi Cabaret finds its way back to ATA, where it all started at Other Cinema in 2003 when intrepid writers and performers first tried to revive a latter day art of live film narration.
Since then the neo-benshi format has caught on from coast to coast to become a vehicle for taking over scenes from feature films by muting them & re-directing the images with words alone. OK, and maybe some musical and editorial embellishment, too.
Tonight's program will include cuts off Brandon Downing's new DVD, Dark Brandon, which uses a subtitled form of neo-benshi. Then the cinema will leap off the screen propelled by these overdubbers extraordinaires featuring concocted narration to scenes from the following unsuspecting films:
*Amanda Davidson Firestarter
*Rodney Koeneke The Golem
*Wayne Smith Darling
*Stephanie Young Vive L'Amour
*Jen Nellis Poison
*Konrad Steiner Minority Report
*David Brazil The Man Who Wasn't There
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