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Wallach, Jackson, Rossellini, Etc. to Perform Live 'Brand'

Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson will be among the performers taking part in the live version of Guy Maddin's 2003 film Brand Upon the Brain! at the Village East Cinema, May 9 - 15. 

The show will include an 11-piece orchestra, 3 live Foley Artists (sound fx), a castrato singer, and special guest narrators.

Special Guest Narrators for these shows include actors Wallach and Jackson, John Glover, Edward Hibbert, Joie Lee and Isabella Rossellini, performance artist Laurie Anderson, musicians Lou Reed, and Tunde Adebimpe (of TV on the Radio), poet John Ashbery, and more.

Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson have been recipients of numerous Tony, Emmy, Golden Globe, Theatre World, Drama Desk and BAFTA awards and nominations in their 60-plus year careers. Together, Wallach and Jackson have appeared together on Broadway in The Flowering Peach, Lost in Yonkers, Cafe Crown, Twice Around the Park, The Waltz of the Toreadors, Luv, Rhinoceros and others. Separately, Jackson has starred in Middle of the Night, Arms and the Man, The Lady from the Sea, the original production of Summer and Smoke, and others, while Wallach has appeared in Major Barbara, the original productions of The Teahouse of the August Moon, Camino Real, The Rose Tattoo, Mister Roberts and more. Jackson's screen credits include Hunter's Crossing, The Shining and Sticks and Bones; Wallach has been seen in the films Keeping the Faith, Night and the City, The Godfather: Part III, and How To Steal A Million, among dozens more.

Maddin's films include The Saddest Music in the World, Twilight of the Ice Nymphs and Tales from the Gimli Hospital.

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Photo of Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson by Mark Rupp

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