As Indiewire previously reported, Zeitgeist Films and Christopher Nolan’s Syncopy are partnering on a national tour of select Quay Brothers’ films, curated by Nolan and including his new short film, “Quay,” about the inner workings of the London-based animators’ studio.
“The Quay Brothers in 35mm,” which includes a 70-minute program featuring new 35mm prints of three short films by Stephen and Timothy Quay and Nolan’s “Quay” short film, will make its debut in a one week run at New York City’s Film Forum beginning Wednesday, August 19. Nolan and the Quays will be together for opening night discussions, and the Quays will be present throughout the first weekend. The program will then travel to 10 additional cities, including Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Detroit and Chicago.
The tour will be followed by the Oct. 20 release of “The Quay Brothers: Collected Short Films” on Blu-ray, which includes 15 Quay shorts and Nolan’s film.
Watch the creepy trailer for “The Quay Brothers in 35mm,” courtesy of Entertainment Weekly, and start getting familiar with their unique work.