THE BILLY NAYER SHOW-LIVE ON STAGE
Indie rockers The Billy Nayer Show will perform live at AFI Silver to celebrate the DVD launch of the film in which they're featured: THE AMERICAN ASTRONAUT. Between sets, ASTRONAUT director and Billy Nayer Show front man Cory McAbee will present clips from the film, showcasing DVD extras put together by Brainbox Productions, Silver Spring's own production house!
"A long Laurel & Hardy skit directed by Salvador Dali."-Entertainment Weekly
THE AMERICAN ASTRONAUT
The Sundance Film Festival's catalogue compares the experience of watching this space western musical to eating a Rice Krispies treat laced with a hallucinogenic. Featuring all original music by indie rockers The Billy Nayer Show, this surreal comic noir-flavored rock opera defies convention, but invites comparisons to works like David Lynch's ERASERHEAD, Sam Shepard's THE TOOTH OF CRIME and Ed Wood's PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE.
Directed/written by Cory McAbee; produced by William Perkins, Josh Taylor and Robert Lurie. US, 2001, b&w, 92 min. Rated NR: Some material not suitable for children.