| Wednesday, March 31 – 7:30 PM CRIMINALLY UNKNOWN JEFF BURR & DUANE WHITAKER|
EDDIE PRESLEY, 1992, Eddie Productions, 106 min. Dir. Jeff Burr. Living in a van off Hollywood Boulevard, tortured Elvis impersonator Eddie Presley gets another shot at stardom when the owner of a dumpy club offers him a gig. The only question is whether Eddie can overcome his own demons and achieve his showbiz dream. Based on the play by star Duane Whitaker, it’s a modest masterpiece of heartfelt independent cinema, shot on a shoestring. With Chuck Williams, Roscoe Lee Browne and Lawrence Tierney, with cameos by Quentin Tarantino and Bruce Campbell!
TOGETHER & ALONE, 1998, 50th Street Films, 84 min. Dir. Duane Whitaker. Joe Unger gives the performance of a lifetime in this portrait of Los Angeles at night. Echoes of Robert Altman, but it’s far from the world of THE PLAYER. These are struggling artists are a lot further down the Hollywood food chain. Actor-writer Duane Whitaker (PULP FICTION) makes his directorial debut with this low-budget ensemble gem. Also starring Casey Siemaszko, Tim Thomerson and Mariah O’Brien. Following Eddie Presley: a behind the scenes tribute to the late great Lawrence Tierney, “Tierney’s Tyranny”, 1992, 11 min. Discussion in between films with Jeff Burr, Duane Whitaker, Joe Unger, Daniel Roebuck, Joe Estevez, Chuck Williams, John Bishop and Clu Gulager.
quarta-feira, março 31, 2010
Jeff Burr / Duane Whitaker Double Feature
Se eu estivesse com as passagens de avião, voaria agora mesmo com as roupas do corpo e os trocados que estão no bolso só para estar lá e ir embora no fim da noite. Será um evento muito especial para todas aquelas pessoas, tenho certeza.