This Saturday, July 21, 2012, Pleasure Dome hosts an outdoor screening of Robert Frank’s experimental classic Me & My Brother (1969). The film, which features early performances from Sam Shepard and Christopher Walken, follows beat poet Peter Orlovsky as he brings his schizophrenic brother Julius through New York’s rising beat scene along with Peter’s mentor/lover Allen Ginsberg.
One of the most interesting aspects of the film involves the recasting of Julius, who had wandered off during filming and only returned years later. This recasting of character creates a blur between fictitious and documentary narrative as the film itself becomes subject to the drama.
Pleasure Dome screens Me & My Brother outside at the 401 Richmond St West Courtyard Saturday, July 21, 2012, at 9:00 pm. Those afraid of a little rain need not fear! If there is inclement weather, the film will screen at CineCycle (behind 129 Spadina Avenue). For more information on the film, or to read a detailed article on the film by George Kouvaros, visit the Pleasure Dome website.
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