Most people have differing opinions on someone as distinctive as Crispin Glover. One may view him as a burnout from the 80’s, struggling to maintain some sort of relevancy in contemporary culture. Others may see him as a bit of an enigma, even if he’s playing it up as a facade much like Andy Kaufman or Tommy Wiseau. I just see him as a sorely underrated talent with great, standout performances including, but not limited to, Back to the Future, Charlie’s Angels, Alice in Wonderland, Beowulf, and The Doors.
Tomorrow night (Dec 15) at 7pm at the Market Arcade Film and Arts Center, Mr. Glover will be presenting Pt. I of his Big Slide Show followed by a screening of his 2007 surreal drama, It is fine! EVERYTHING IS FINE, featuring his equally entertaining father, Bruce Glover (Buffalo Bushido, Chinatown). Afterward, there will be a Q&A and a book signing. The Big Slide Show is an hour-long narrating of illustrated books Glover has written and illustrated himself over the years.
Tickets are available at the Market Arcade Box Office for what should be an entertaining, unpredictable experience. Tickets cost $20. You can reach the Market Arcade at 716-855-3022.
^The infamous 1987 interview with David Letterman.