Walt Disney Concert Hall show in LA: Oingo Boingo’s Steve Bartek & Ego Plum November 9th, 8:30 pm

8 11 2012
Sorry to be a bit late with this, but I have a good excuse as the Hurricane Sandy has complicated my life recently!  For everyone in and around L.A. some exciting news: REDCAT, CalArts’ downtown center for contemporary arts is presenting,  in cooperation with JEFF E. WINNER of The Raymond Scott Archives, a special evening celebrating Raymond Scott. Machine-Man: The Musical Mayhem of Raymond Scott will be held at the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater on Friday, November 9 at 8:30 pm.  (Jeff is also co-producer of the film and also a major character in it and out of it!) ,

In this unprecedented celebration of Scott’s polymorphic career, former OINGO BOINGO Short Term Loans UK co-founder and guitarist STEVE BARTEK and his band (including other Oingo Boingo alums) find new takes on the composer’s early cartoon classics, while composer EGO PLUM’s ensemble re-envisions Scott’s farsighted electronica. Joining in is the Rogue Artists Ensemble who will stage a first-ever live interpretation of a vintage Scott film collaboration with MUPPETS creator JIM HENSON.

AND though I can’t be there there will be a merchandise table and the DVD of the film will be for sale there.  Hope you can make it!

–Stan Warnow





Film Opening in NYC July 13th!

6 06 2012

Week of NYC Theater Screenings: July 13th-19th

Further Update–July 17th–

* Q&As with filmmaker STAN WARNOW–The Q&A’s we did over the weekend were such a hit that we’ve added more for the next 3 days:

7/17, 7/18 and 7/19 (Tuesday-Thursday) after 7:30pm show.

Hope to see you there!

 

Update–Breaking News–July 12th–we just got an excellent review in the New York Times: http://movies.nytimes.com/2012/07/13/movies/deconstructing-dad-recalls-raymond-scott-musical-inventor.html.  And for all the latest info go to our Facebook event page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/436981592988640/

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I’m delighted to announce that the film is opening on Friday July 13th at the Quad Cinema in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village (34 West 13th Street between 5th & 6th avenues). The film will be screened several times a day, for a week, through July 19th.  The QUAD has been owned by the same family since 1972, and attracts passionate moviegoers eager to see the best in independent, foreign and documentary films.  It books films from major distributors such as as Miramax, Sony Pictures Classics, Fox Searchlight, and many more, and now us (not that we’re a major distributor!).

Quad LogoAs you can see we’re not superstitious — I kind of like the idea that we’re opening on a Friday the 13th, and plan to make it a good luck day for the film!  And given that the Quad is on 13th street it seems particularly apt to me to open the film on a Friday the 13th.  And now that I’ve spun it all together, it will be easy for everyone who reads this post to remember the date and place, won’t it?

We’re getting a lot of good publicity and hope to see you at the Quad–I’m doing Q&A’s along with co-producer Jeff Winner and special guests Friday and Saturday after the 7:30 and 9:50 shows, and Sunday after the 3pm matinee.  Again , hope you can make it  to the Quad for any show during the period from July 13th-19th, it will mean a lot for the future of the film.  Thanks….

For press inquiries please contact: Isil Bagdadi at CAVU Pictures/CAVU PR, email: cavupictures@aol.com

—Stan Warnow





Best Documentary, Atlantic City Cinefest!

18 10 2011

Greetings from Atlantic City — OK, not literally as I’m back home, but I was in fact there this past weekend of October 14-16 for the 4th annual Atlantic City Cinefest, presented by the Downbeach Film Festival.  Not your normal type of film festival location, but that made it all the more fun and definitely unique.  The fest is run a by a dedicated group of film lovers headed by William Sokolic and they work very hard to create a festival that feels at once real and fantastical, given the Las Vegas inspired nature of modern Atlantic City (and there’s still a beautiful beach, boardwalk, ocean, and salt water taffy).  But I’m delighted to report that the highlight of the weekend for me was that “Deconstructing Dad” won the Best Documentary award!  A real thrill and thanks to Bill Sokolic, Joelle SokolicNed Eckhardt, and everyone on the festival staff  for the award and a great time in Atlantic City.  And thanks as well to George Stewart  who originally suggested that I submit my film to the festival….

—Stan Warnow





Downbeach Cinefest — Atlantic City — Friday, October 14th

8 10 2011

Back to New Jersey but not Asbury Park, a very different Jersey Shore town — Atlantic City and the Downbeach Film Festival.  It’s Friday October 14th at about 6pm (it’s part of a block of films that starts at 5pm, see this link to festival website for details) and the venue is The Screening Room located on the 13th floor of the Ocean Tower at the Resorts Hotel, and panel discussions will be held in The Director’s Room. The festival’s mission statement is: We are rooted in the celebration of film, and the creation of a forum where filmmakers can exhibit their work. The festival promotes new films, as well as filmmakers and actors all in an effort to celebrate the art form of moviemaking. Sounds good to me, and I will be there, and as an added bonus, I’ll be joined by Jeff Winner of the Raymond Scott Archives, who is a major character in the film.  Jeff has encyclopedic knowledge of Raymond Scott lore and legend, so it’s always extra special when he can attend a screening.  We’ll both be available after the screening for a Q&A.  And another bonus, this is likely the only public screening where attendees will also be able to gamble at will after the screening, so it’s truly a unique event!

Additionally, there’s a festival related preview interview with me on radio station WVUD Sunday night October 9th, hosted by George Stewart, who hosts a weekly show on the station and is the person who first contacted me about the festival.  It’s available on the air and online.  Many thanks to George and William Sokolic of the festival for making this all happen.

And looking back for a moment I had a great time over the weekend of October 1-2 at the All Tomorrow’s Parties “I’ll Be Your Mirror” festival in Asbury Park NJ, thanks again to Deborah Higgins and Barry Hogan, the festival organizers for a wonderful couple of days. And thanks too to Aidan Flax-Clark of Lapham’s Quarterly, who brought the film to ATP’s attention, and to Abbey Lustgarten and Jason Altman of the Criterion Collection for including the film in their curated film section at the festival.

—Stan Warnow





Free Screening — Soundasaurus in Calgary Tonight!

6 01 2011

A quick reminder to all in the Calgary area about the free screening at the Soundasaurus festival at the EPCOR centre tonight, January 7th at 7:30 pm.  This event will be truly unique as the Clavivox, Raymond Scott’s early proto keyboard synth will be on exhibit.  As far as anyone knows, this is the sole remaining example of that instrument (I think only four were built).

The first version was built around a Theremin assembled by Robert Moog.

I’ve arrived in Calgary today, and will be there tomorrow, so if by chance you live in that part of the world, hope to see you  there.

And the event is FREE! Click here for info

Stan Warnow-Calgary January 7, 2010








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