This screening includes Rumstick Road
- Date and time:
- Fri, Nov 4, 2016, From 6:30–8:05 pm
- 1 hr 35 min
- Free, but ticketed.
Series: Underground Film Series
The Wooster Group’s 1977 Rumstick Road—composed by Spalding Gray and Elizabeth LeCompte in response to the suicide of Gray’s mother—has been hailed as a landmark in American experimental theater. This video reconstruction by director LeCompte and filmmaker Kobland blends together archival fragments in order to reconstruct a lost performance. Preceding the feature as a companion piece, Kobland’s 1986 short film Flaubert Dreams of Travel … is in his own words “a series of cartoon tableaux, an homage to surrealism and soap-operas,” another fragment of a lost time and place in the history of American avant-garde theater. This digital presentation of Rumstick Road was edited by Ken Kobland. (Digital Presentation)