If Quentin Terantino’s Death Proof (2007) was a “chick-flick” as seen thru the eyes of a male, Anna Biller’s feature film directorial debut Viva is just the opposite using the same inspirational sources; low budget 70’s exploitation! Biller was the director, producer, writer, editor, set & costume designer & lead actress (!) of this remarkable epic, approaching the making of it as a gallery artist would; one installation at a time over several years! And it’s a musical to boot! Tho she was too young to have fully grasped firsthand the era she grew up in being emulated, she says this worked to her advantage cuz it made her bring a similarly innocent POV she claims most of the films back then were largely driven by, clumsily breaking taboos & forging virgin sexual frontiers! The heading for this Motion Picture Purgatory which originally appeared in a 2007 issue of The Montreal Mirror was “Boys Will Be Boys!” As always; the original art’s for sale @ 100 bucks. More deets below or contact me for info. (To see image full-sized, click on it to open in a new window & use the magnify function).
My new animated short Building 108 will be having its world premiere on the big screen opening for Anna Biller’s latest film The Love Witch at the Fantasia International Film Festival this Saturday, July 16 at 5:15 PM! Get your tickets now HERE!
Original art for sale for $100.00 CAD. Includes three items total: The pencil art preliminaries, the original finished B&W inks (signed & dated by author/artist Rick Trembles in pencil on the back), & a color newsprint tear-sheet (or B&W gray tones, depending on when it came out) from where it was originally published. Postage & framing not included. Motion Picture Purgatory Volumes One & Two available at FAB Press. For original art info, contact Rick Trembles @ ricktrembles (at) hotmail (dot) com.