Zeitgeist Films and Christopher Nolan’s own production company Syncopy have been working together to bring the short works of brothers Stephen and Timothy Quay to theaters across the states. Right now The Quay Brothers in 35mm is getting ready to premiere at the Film Forum in New York before hitting the road. The films that will be shown are to include the shorts In Absentia, The Comb, the highly regarded masterwork Street of Crocodiles and a brand new film Quay directed by Christopher Nolan. Here is the trailer for the event that is sure to be one of the most unique and intriguing theater experiences of the year.
American identical twins working in London, stop motion animators Stephen and Timothy Quay (born 1947 in Norristown, Pennsylvania) find their inspiration in Eastern European literature and classical music and art, their work distinguished by its dark humor and an uncanny feeling for color and texture. Masters of miniaturization, they turn their tiny sets into unforgettable worlds suggestive of long-repressed childhood dreams. – Film Forum