For STIFF Nights in September we will be screening the documentary The Lobster and The Liver: The Unique World of Jim Woodring, from director Jonathan Howells.
Synopsis: The Lobster and the Liver is a documentary about the Seattle cartoonist Jim Woodring. We chart his journey as a child experiencing terrifying hallucinations, through his troubled youth as a prankster and alcoholic, and examine his current status as a master craftsman and seeker of spiritual truth. As well as displaying his incredibly surreal artwork, the documentary features music by jazz guitarist Bill Frisell, and includes interviews with such notable cartoonists as Peter Bagge, Ellen Forney, and Jim Blanchard.
The screening is:
Tues. September 28th at 7pm
Central Cinema (1411 21st Ave.)
Spencer and John look back at the careers of directors Ben Affleck and Rob Reiner, in anticipation of the release of their next films, The Town and Flipped, before ending the show with their DVD picks of the week.