The Facets Cinémathèque is located at 1517 W. Fullerton Ave. in Chicago. For more information on films playing in the Cinémathèque, please call 773-281-4114. To order advance tickets online, visit the TicketWeb website by clicking here.
with filmmaker Cory McAbee
THE AMERICAN ASTRONAUT
"Imagine a long Laurel & Hardy skit directed by Salvador Dali." -Entertainment Weekly
"Spectacular! Some of the most pleasurable and creative work behind the camera you're ever likely to see." -New York Times
This space western musical uses flinty black-and-white photography, rugged Lo-Fi sets and the spirit of the final frontier to bring the film, set in the dirty, isolated vastness of outer space, to life. The American Astronaut follows the adventures of an interplanetary trader through an homeric intergalactic quest to provide the all-female population of Venus with a suitable singular male. Featuring an original soundtrack by the The Billy Nayer Show. Directed by Cory McAbee, USA, 2001, 35mm, 91 mins.
Filmmaker Cory McAbee and The Billy Nayer Show band will be at Facets in-person for a Q & A following the screening.
The Billy Nayer Show band will also play at Schubas at 10pm on Mar. 8. More info & tickets at www.schubas.com