“The Crumbles” music video was inspired in large by the anti-nuclear message of the original Godzilla movie, and the nuclear reactor meltdown in Fukushima, Japan. The black and white images, filmed using a painstaking technique called stop-motion animation, give the video an exciting and dark character. Creating a video using the stop-motion technique was a nine month process well worth the effort. It’s a rare and unique treat to see a music video tied to an indie movie. The music was produced byQuetzal Flores, of the Grammy winning band Quetzal. The video features the movie’s cast members who depict supersized animated characters.THE CRUMBLESopens this Friday at the Laemmle’s Pasadena Playhouse 7 theater in Pasadena, CA, and continues with showings across the country on its “Awkward ‘n’ Awesome Tour”(see full calendar below).
THE CRUMBLESfollows the ups and downs of the greatest band in the world... that no one's ever heard of. This indie rock slice-of-life tragicomedy stars a talented up-and-coming, multi-racial cast includingTeresa Michelle Lee (Elisa),Katie Hipol (Darla)andJeff Torres (Dante), whose performances have been called “memorable and spirited” by the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival. The film is set in Echo Park, one of LA’s oldest and most eclectic neighborhoods, with a population made up of working class Latinos, hipsters, and artists of all stripes. The odd mixture of people and cultures creates a funky and flavorful milieu, where the characters inTHE CRUMBLESfit right in.
Laemmle’s Pasadena Playhouse 7 Starts Friday, April 26 – May 2nd, (Shows daily at 1:10, 3:10, 5:20, 7:30 & 9:55 pm) Tickets: General $11.00, Child $8.00, Senior $8.00, Bargain Price $8.00 (M-F before 6pm & Sat-Sun before 2pm) 673 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91191 http://laemmle.com/viewmovie.php?mid=8896
Pasadena Reception & Quetzal Performance Zona Rosa Café April 27th, 9 pm (after 7:30 pm screening at Laemmle’s Pasadena Playhouse 7) Free 15 South El Molino Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101 (1 block from Laemmle’s theater)
Seattle True Independent Film Festival Grand Illusion Theater May 5, 10:00 pm Tickets: $8.00 General Admission, $50.00 All Access Pass) 1403 NE 50thStreet, Seattle WA 98105 www.trueindependent.org
Roxie Theater Co-presented by the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) May 11 (Shows at 3pm, 5pm, 7pm & 9pm) Tickets: General $10.00, Seniors $6.50 3117 16thStreet, San Francisco, CA 94103 http://roxie.com/events/ 18thAnnual Chicago Asian American Showcase Gene Siskel Theater May 24that 8:00pm & May 27that 3:00pm Tickets: General $11.00, Student $7.00, Members $6.00 164 N. State Street, Chicago, IL 60601 http://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/
Anthology Film Archives June 8 at 4pm Tickets: General $10.00, Students/Seniors/Children $8.00, AFA Members $6.00 32 Second Ave, New York, NY 10003 http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/
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