Be Here Now: The Quay Brothers’ “Phantom Museums”

April 17th, 2013, 1:03 pm by Sara

The Quay Brothers: Selections from Phantom Museums @ EMPAC

As part of their Shadow Play film series, EMPAC at RPI in Troy is offering a one-night-only screening a handful of short films by the Quay Brothers at 7:30pm on Thursday (April 18). Culled from their double-DVD collection Phantom Museums, the films span the 30-year career of identical twins Stephen and Timothy Quay, highlighting their unique stop-motion puppet films that are brimming over with haunting, dream-like visions. Still is truly stunning, mesmerizing stuff…

The films begin at 7:30pm on Thursday, and admission is $6. The screening includes:
“Street of Crocodiles” – 1986 (20:32 min.)
“The Cabinet of Jan Svankmajer” – 1984 (14:12 min.)
“Rehearsals for Extinct Anatomies” – 1987, (14:29 min.)
“The Comb” (from “The Museum of Sleep”) – 1990 (18:04 min.)
“Still Nacht IV” – 1994 (3:56 min.)
“In Absentia” – 2000 (19:17 min.)

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