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FINALLY, LILLIAN & DAN in the BRAIN KITCHEN

FINALLY, LILLIAN & DAN in the BRAIN KITCHEN

Director Mike Gibisser presented his quietly disquieting movie FINALLY, LILLIAN & DAN in person at our Brain Kitchen Theatre last Friday night.

A gourmet BBQ was catered for us by Grillmaster MXMI, who also shared his tales of dangerous battles with mythic sea creatures. Laura Zinger (Director, ‘Proceed and Be Bold!‘) impressed all in attendance when she summoned a cloud of moths from a spigot. Once bellies were full and potions had been drank, We, the Mighty Beings of the Kingdom of Nawizopaati, ascended to the Brain Kitchen Theatre and partook in a screening/ancient sweatbox ritual meant to induce illumination.

Fevers, vomiting, impatience, and eventually, Nirvana ensued.

Watch the movie yourself 4FREE Below:

Finally, Lillian and Dan from mike gibisser on Vimeo.

As a prelude to our feature, we were proud to screen Episode One of the Four Eyed Monsters Podcast, by Arin Crumley and Susan Buice.  For those unfamiliar with Four-Eyed Monsters and it’s historic significance in the albeit abbreviated history of independent online film distribution, do investigate further.

GOBEARS

XOX

XIII.VII.MMXII

Director Burke Lewis in the Brain Kitchen Theatre

BILLY WAS A DEAF KID XOX from The Underground Multiplex on Vimeo.

Download the Director’s Q&A in it’s entirety right here:

Billy Was a Deaf Kid Q&A (appr. 100mb)

GOBEARS XOX

GOBEARS XOX

4’x4’
house paint, spray paint, Guerilla Glue, old National Enquirer, rain, dirt, sun, ash, lightning, MM on 1/4” wood sheet

~A POEM TITLED~
“Sermon to the First Assembly of the Mighty Beings of the Kingdom of Nawizopaati”

We assemble, HERE
at the Temple of Nawizopaati
Let it be known (and echoed thruout!)
THIS IS NOT NAWIZOPAATI, no no
Nawizopaati is a moment midswirl
Two Kastles sandstorming world 2 world
heeling behind clouds of music and show
(which are of course the smallest of the small in the galaxy of Nawizopaati)
And here we summon you, Great Kingdom of Nawizopaati,
Under the protective gaze of the Mighty GOBEARS
May we carry Nawizopaati in our hearts always
and forever reside in the lee of the Eddy of Dinadoo…
GOBEARS
XOX

XVII.VI.MMXII
shy, ill 4eva

Another crowdsourcing success: Mike Daisey’s “The Agony and the Ecstacy of Steve Jobs”


Mike Daisey’s successful one-man show, “The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs” bore more fruit this week.  He just released his stage play, about the anguish of discovering the terrible conditions in which iPhones are made, for use by anyone online.

The response: 60,000 downloads in 48 hours! He’s now had offers to produce his work in as many as 11 different countries. All he’s requesting is credit for the original work (but even that is unnecessary).

This is an example of creative commons at work. Daisey’s insured himself audiences worldwide as a result of this. Why can’t Hollywood think of making similar generous examples instead of trying to squelch indie producers like us?

If you are in Chicago, Daisey will be performing “The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs” at The Chicago Theatre in conjunction with WBEZ Chicago and hosted with Q&A by Ira Glass.