The film will be screened at The Kitchen with in-person narration by Green, accompanied with music by yMusic on the 21st and Brendan Canty (Fugazi) and Catherine McRae on the 22nd. Green’s “live documentary” performances are known to deconstruct the elements of a documentary film and re-image them as a live event complete with a live band or soundtrack. One of his most recent performances, “The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller” which also took place at The Kitchen, had an in-person soundtrack presented by the renowned indie group Yo La Tengo.
The documentary, loosely inspired by the Guinness Book of World Records, made its debut at the Sundance Film Festival this year. Developed with creative collaborator Annie Dorsen and produced by Thomas Kriegsmann/ArKtype and C41 Media, the documentary steps away from the freak show side of world record infamy to paint a more sobering picture of humanity’s vast spectrum.
The documentary features the world’s tallest man, the oldest living thing and the woman with the world’s longest name, among other things.
Green’s film “The Weather Underground” was nominated for an Oscar in 2004.