Big Time

Thursday, May 16
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1hr 27mins // directed by:Chris Blum // featuring:Tom Waits // 35mm // assisted listening

Combining performance footage of Tom Waits and his band with dramatic set pieces, this unique concert film showcases Waits' many talents.

Waits plays a number of different characters in short vignettes, such as a ticket taker and a lighting operator. These scenes also incorporate Waits performing songs, which are taken mostly from his "Frank" albums. As the film moves across different areas of the theater, Waits also performs a series of monologues, demonstrating adept showmanship. A film unavailable on DVD or Blu-ray, this screening of one of two known existing 35mm prints is a can't-miss event.