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Chris Nolan Has Made a Short Doc About Animators the Quay Brothers

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July 27, 2015
Source: The Film Stage

Quay Brothers

Another new Christopher Nolan film already?! Yes indeed. But it's not what you're thinking. Thanks to a tip from The Film Stage, NYC's Film Forum venue has announced a special screening series coming up this August. They'll be showing three of the stop-motion animated shorts from American filmmakers Stephen and Timothy Quay, known as the Quay Brothers, as well as the new short film from Christopher Nolan about the brothers. Titled just Quay, Film Forum will be hosting the world premiere of the documentary, shot on 35mm, profiling the brothers and their animation work. This is the first we've heard of the doc at all.

Here is the event info direct from NYC's Film Forum - where you can buy tickets and find more details.

THE QUAY BROTHERS – ON 35MM

ALL NEW 35MM PRINTS!

Curated by Christopher Nolan

INCLUDING:

IN ABSENTIA

THE COMB

STREET OF CROCODILES

and the World Premiere of Christopher Nolan’s QUAY

Christopher Nolan, whose new short film about the brothers is having its world premiere as part of THE QUAY BROTHERS - ON 35MM, will appear in conversation with Stephen and Timothy Quay to discuss their work at the 7:00* and 9:30PM* shows on opening night, Wednesday, August 19.

THE
 QUAY BROTHERS
 IN PERSON! Thursday, Friday and Saturday (Aug. 20/21/22) at 7:00 pm

The screening series will take place on August 20th-22nd at Film Forum in New York City. Introducing the Quay Brothers: "American identical twins working in London, stop motion animators Stephen and Timothy Quay (born 1947 in Norristown, Pennsylvania) find their inspiration in Eastern European literature and classical music and art, their work distinguished by its dark humor and an uncanny feeling for color and texture." So far they've made a number of shorts and other animated specials, including the three mentioned which will be screened: In Absentia (2000), The Comb (1991), and Street of Crocodiles (1986). Given this is the world premiere of Christopher Nolan's new doc Quay, we expect to hear more about an official release down the line. In the meantime we'll keep an eye out for more Nolan updates and will be watching for this.

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  • son_et_lumiere
    if you don't know the the Brothers Quay, they share the same fascinating, creative, imaginative and frequently freaky corner of the stop-mo animation room as Jan Svankmajer. seek out a few of their shorts online. interesting that Nolan has a large enough passion for their decidedly non-mainstream work to make a doc. count me in.
  • DAVIDPD
    Take note, "Quay" is pronounced "key". // ALWAYS interested in what Nolan can direct.
  • DAVIDPD
    Another tale of colloquialization...I am from the US but have lived in places where British English has roots, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia...I felt like such a dumb ass when I first said "quay" out loud and some one quipped, "You mean 'key'?"...

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