What’s Christopher Nolan been doing these last few months? Well, he just finished a draft on an undisclosed screenplay (see below), so details will surely surface about that soon. But in the meantime, Nolan’s directed a new short film called “Quay“ about his admiration for the acclaimed Quay Brothers (Stephen and Timothy Quay) and the inner workings of their London-based animators’ studio. Known for their beautifully creepy stop-motion animation work (no, those famous Tool videos from the 1990s are not by the Quay brothers work, but made my animators directly influenced by their work).
Nolan has been such an admirer of their works for years, he’s curating and putting on an upcoming retrospective of their films. Last month Nolan’s Syncopy Films and Zeitgeist announced an 11-city Quay Brothers theatrical tour followed by a Blu-ray compilation of their films. Nolan and the siblings will make in-person appearances in select markets starting August 19th in New York.
This program will travel to 10 additional cities, including Dallas (Alamo Drafthouse Richardson, 9/3-7), LA (Cinefamily, 9/4-10 with appearances by Nolan), Houston (Museum of Fine Arts, 9/12-13), Austin (Alamo Drafthouse Ritz, 9/17), Cleveland (Cleveland Cinematheque, 9/24-27), Boston (Brattle Theatre, 9/25-10/1), Detroit (Detroit Institute of Art, 10/9-11), Seattle (SIFF Film Center, 10/9-15), Chicago (The Music Box Theatre, 10/16-22) and Toronto (TIFF Bell Lightbox Theater, 10/27). All four films will be shown exclusively in 35mm. Meanwhile, Syncopy, Zeitgeist and Film Forum have released a new trailer for the theatrical tour and you can check out its bizarre beauty below via EW.
CHRIS NOLAN has finished a “comprehensive draft” of the screenplay for his next film. pic.twitter.com/l7b2JvAjpt
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