What is It?

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icon-whit-stillmanCrispin Hellion Glover

What is It?

  1. Saturday, February 16, 2013 7:00 p.m.
Still image from the film What is It?
Co-sponsored by the Ryder Film Series & Ryder Magazine


Known for creating many memorable, incredibly quirky characters onscreen as an actor, Glover’s directorial debut 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 the film as “the adventures of a young man whose principal interests are snails, salt, a pipe and how to get home while being tormented by a hubristic racist inner psyche.” In addition to writing and directing, Glover appears in the roles of “Dueling demi-God Auteur” and “the young man’s inner psyche.” (35mm presentation)

"Glover...puts impenetrably odd and tender poetry on the screen."
--Bill Stamets, The Chicago Sun-Times

"It's like Fellini on psychedelics -- wildly creative but completely twisted."
--Jane Ganahl, San Francisco Examiner

No one under 18 will be admitted. Subject matter and images may be offensive to some viewers.

Crispin Hellion Glover's Big Slide Show

Preceding each film, Crispin Hellion Glover will present his Big Slide Show, a one-hour dramatic narration of eight different profusely illustrated books that he has made over the years. Each evening’s slideshow will be different. Books will be sold on-site and available for signing after the show.


Image of Crispin Hellion Glover

For more information on the events, visit crispinglover.com.