An Evening With Crispin Glover

posted by asburybaronet on May 4, 2007 at 7:30 am

ASBURY PARK, NJ — Little Death Collective and the historic Baronet Theater invite you to join us for a very special occasion…
An Evening with Crispin Glover

When: May 4th and 5th
Doors at 7:30pm,
Show at 8:00pm,
Where: The Baronet Theater
205 4th ave.
Asbury Park, NJ 07712

Tickets available at

There will also be some tickets available at the door before showtime!

A live appearance with Crispin Glover, plus a screening of his film, “What Is It?”, followed by his big slideshow, a Q&A session, and book signing…..

Veteran actor Crispin Hellion Glover, who has appeared in over 30 films, including RIVER’S EDGE, CHARLIE’S ANGELS, THE DOORS, WILLARD, DEAD MAN, BACK TO THE FUTURE, WHAT’S EATING GLIBERT GRAPE, WILD AT HEART, THE PEOPLE VS. LARRY FLYNT the upcoming BEOWULF, THE WIZARD OF GORE, and BOB BAILEY’S DISCO BALLS will tour his debut feature film as a director, WHAT IS IT? Glover’s appearances in San Francisco, Seattle, New York, Chicago and Los Angeles, and now Asbury Park, will include a q & a after the film screening and a presentation of his “Big Slide Show” which features illustration and commentary from eight of his books, followed by a signing of his books RAT CATCHING, OAK MOT, and What it is, and how it is done. WHAT IS IT? premiered at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival and won Best Narrative Film at the 2005 Ann Arbor Film Festival. In the same year Mr. Glover was awarded the prestigious Maverick Award from the Method Fest which was presented to him by esteemed film director Werner Herzog.


Known for creating many memorable, incredibly quirky characters onscreen as an actor, Glover’s first effort as a director will not disappoint fans of his offbeat sensibilities and eccentric taste. Featuring a cast largely comprised of actors with Down’s Syndrome, the film is not about Down’s Syndrome. Glover describes it as “Being the adventures of a young man whose principal interests are snails, salt, a pipe and how to get home as tormented by an hubristic racist inner psyche.” In addition to writing and directing WHAT IS IT?, Glover also appears in the film as an actor in the role of “Dueling Demi-God Auteur and The young man’s inner psyche.” Fairuza Balk voices one of the snails….

“What Is It? is an outre, bewildering, unnerving, surreal, blackly comic film. It is brilliant in its sensitivity and humanity and infantile in its excess.” — Darius James, Spin

Crispin Glover is weird and wonderful… Crazy in a Good Way.“ — Joel Stein, Time magazine..

“Scenes with naked women in elephant masks, Shirley Temple, Glover being lowered deus-ex-machina style into a Maxfield Parrish scene…It’s like Fellini on psychedelics — wildly creative but completely twisted.” — Jane Ganahl, San Francisco Examine

“It’s unlike anything I’ve ever seen before…the unrestrained id of an artist at full frenzy, unafraid to mount onscreen what others would judiciously edit out. Glover’s film is like that the fever dream of a crazy person. ”

—Dennis Dermody
Paper Magazine

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