SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15– 7 PM w/director of digital photography Carl Teitelbaum as well as Andrew Horn’s long time companion Hisami Kuroiwa for Q&A( This occasion is $10.).
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18– 7:30 PM.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21– 10 PM.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28– 10 PM.
Whatever looks incredibly not likely,.
Every little thing resembles it’s just the same,.
You don’t know what happened.
You know it took place to you …
THE BIG BLUE follows an adheres to for hire named Jack CalledDavid Brisbin) contracted by a dissatisfied housewife discontented Myrna (filmmaker Sheila McLaughlin, of COMMITTED and SHE MUST BE SEEING THINGS) to spy on her husband HowardOther half played by the film’s movie Jim Neu. Myrna assumes Howard is ripping off on her, but he’s actually involved in a medication trafficking deal with Max (John Erdman), a goateed East Village entrepreneur having a love with a free-spirited and also attractive blonde called Carmen (Taunie VreNon). Problem is, Jack is surveilling Howard while having his own dalliance with Carmen (that outfits completely different every single time she leaves your house), paving the way to a four-way meditation on solitude– with art director Anne Stuhler juxtaposing Horn’s hurt ensemble against an upright labyrinth of shocking German Expressionist-style high-rise buildings.
Shot on a bigger budget than DOOMED LOVE, THE BIG BLUE likewise revives Bill Rice, this time around as a bored ex-cop living in the suburbs with his grandchildren, feeding Jack tips over the telephone. There’s a continued addiction on radiowaves and also circuits: no less lovelorn than the ensemble of DOOMED LOVE, these down-but-not-out characters determine their lives against the individuals they listen to on tape as well as watch on screens, normally celebrities of traditional potboilers as well as sun-drenched daytime soap. (Horn’s fascination with selection programs and also sitcoms shows up across this retrospective.) The picture of Jack, shoulders hunched at a diner bar as he watches TELEVISION, forms a warning inverse of Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks– a lost spirit coming from a generation raised on detective programs.
THE BIG BLUE was not assisted by the coincidence of Luc Besson’s clairvoyant dolphin legendary of the very same year. It’s a smoky as well as seductive nesting-doll of an enigma potboiler chock loaded with unforgettable images, whose characters consult with Neu’s signature droll, rhyming rhetoric. Neu’s performance as Howard, whose wisecracking gentility masks a savage worldview, is the things of noir distilled, transporting the phantoms of Humphrey Bogart or Fred MacMurray. Sung by Soozie Tyrell (of the E Street Band), the title tune was made up by Lenny Pickett (who likewise wrote tunes for DOOMED LOVE), with lyrics by Jim Neu– it initially appeared in Neu’s live performance Straightman. In the hope that this retrospective stirs additional interest in Andy’s job, we delight in to reveal THE BIG BLUE for the very first time because it opened up over three decades ago.