Thursday, February 17, 2011

Remake closing @ Eel Space

Saturday, February 19 · 6:00pm - 8:00pm

 For the closing of "Remake".... You can't get this 90 minute 1978 movie on Netflix, GreenCine, nor any library in Chicago, folks... I finagled a deeply discounted copy right from director Rick Schmidt (thanks, Rick!). Also, Jacques Hammer and Wanda Drug possibly will play a few covers! You may want to bring the sitting/reclining tool of your choice (chair, pillows, etc).

"In another favorite, "1988: The Remake," Schmidt held an open-call audition for his restaging of the musical "The Show Boat," resulting in something like a crackpot San Francisco talent show. Sued by MGM for titling his film after theirs and required to remove all mentions of the name, Schmidt replaced every utterance of 'showboat' with the sound of a foghorn, which of course only made the movie funnier." - Amy Yao, Top Ten, Artforum Jan 2011.

Eel Space
1906 S Throop St #2F

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