Film: Crispin Hellion Glover with It Is Fine! Everything Is Fine!
dir. Crispin Glover, US, 2007, 35mm, 74 mins, color
Co-presented by R5 Productions + Joseph A Gervasi
Crispin Hellion Glover is an American film actor, director and screenwriter, recording artist, publisher and author. He is well know from such films as Back to the Future, River’s Edge, Charlie’s Angels, Willard, and this year’s Hot Tub Time Machine and Alice in Wonderland. Mr Glover performs his “Big Slide Show Part 1?, a one hour dramatic narration of eight different profusely illustrated books. Following the performance, Mr Glover screens his 35mm film It Is Fine! Everything Is Fine!, the second part of a Glover-directed “It” trilogy to be. Following the movie, Mr Glover will then host a Q&A session followed by a meet & greet and signing. MORE
VARIETY: Although Paul’s speech is unintelligible to us, each of the women he meets understands exactly what he says; they often find him wildly attractive. This is Paul’s fantasy, of course, and what he is saying within it is painful, honest, awful and makes “It Is Fine!” as much a psychological horror film as it is an exercise in midnight movie madness. The statement Stewart makes in his script — that handicapped people can not only be as sensitive as everyone else, but just as horrible — is made eloquent, if bizarre, via Glover and Brothers’ otherworldy vision, rendered via elegant cinematography and a pronounced sense of the strange. MORE
PAPER: Glover’s co-director- David Brothers’ art direction create streets and apartment interiors of hallucinatory luridness. That, mixed with the thunderous soundtrack of Beethoven, Smetana and Tchaikovsky give the movie a relentless nightmare quality. What Diane Arbus was to photography, Crispin Hellion Glover is swiftly achieving as a filmmaker. Training his sardonic eyes on the strange and afflicted he achieves a mad dark poetry on celluloid. MORE
PHAWKER: Saw this when it screened up in NYC over the summer. A reasonable case could be made that everyone should see it once. But just once.