2014 Festival

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2014 Press Release:

FEATURING:

Ira Glass’ Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host

Brian Greene’s Icarus at the Edge of Time with live Philip Glass score conducted by Michael Riesman

An Evening of Music and Spoken Word with Philip Glass,
Jerry Quickley, Tim Fain, Matt Haimovitz, Jaron Lanier

Screening of Godfrey Reggio’s Visitors with audience Q&A

The acclaimed Days and Nights Festival, founded and curated by Philip Glass, returns for its 2014 edition September 25–28 with four days of performances in Big Sur and Carmel, CA. Highlights of the long weekend include public radio host Ira Glass’ new live show, Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host; Brian Greene’s Icarus at the Edge of Time accompanied by a live performance of Glass’ score conducted by Michael Riesman; an evening of music and spoken word with Glass on piano, spoken word artist Jerry Quickley and renowned instrumentalists Tim Fain (vioin), Matt Haimovitz (cello) and Jaron Lanier; and a screening of Visitors, the latest collaboration between Glass and director Godfrey Reggio, accompanied by a live Q&A. Tickets go on sale July 1—see below for schedule and details.

Free film screening events will also take place during the day on Saturday and Sunday at Carmel’s Sunset Cultural Center. Curated by California State University, Monterey Bay faculty member Enid Balder Ryce, the series includes a screening of H20MX. This 2013 Mexican documentary meticulously examines water issues of Mexico City and makes an urgent call for committed action to solve that city’s water woes—a poignant and topical subject for California today. In addition to screenings, the daytime events will include participatory gatherings of visual and sound artists and workshops for children. Full schedule to be announced soon.

2014 DAYS AND NIGHTS FESTIVAL SCHEDULE:

Tickets on sale July 1. See www.daysandnightsfestival.com for details.

COMMUNITY EVENT — FREE
Thursday, September 25 at 12 p.m.
CSU Monterey Bay, Cinematic Arts
Screening and talk: Godfrey Reggio and Jaron Lanier: Evidence
Free and open to the public.

GODFREY REGGIO AND PHILIP GLASS
VISITORS—FILM SCREENING AND Q&A
Thursday, September 25 at 8 p.m.
Henry Miller Memorial Library, Big Sur

Tickets: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/godfrey-reggio-philip-glass-visitors-film-screening-and-qa-tickets-12125217853

Directed by Godfrey Reggio and scored by Philip Glass, Visitors reveals humanity’s trancelike relationship with technology, which, when commandeered by extreme emotional states, produces massive effects far beyond the human species. The film is visceral, offering the audience an experience beyond information about the moment in which we live. Comprised of only seventy-four shots, Visitors takes viewers on a journey to the moon and back to confront them with themselves. Reggio and Glass will conduct an audience Q&A before the screening.

PHILIP GLASS WITH TIM FAIN, MATT HAIMOVITZ, JERRY QUICKLEY AND
JARON LANIER
AN EVENING OF MUSIC AND SPOKEN WORD
Friday, September 26 at 8 p.m.
Henry Miller Memorial Library, Big Sur

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-evening-with-philip-glass-friends-tickets-12125205817

Acclaimed spoken word artist and musician Jerry Quickley is joined by Philip Glass on piano, violinist Tim Fain, cellist Matt Haimovitz and Jaron Lanier on an array of rare musical instruments for an evening of music and spoken word under the stars.

COMMUNITY DAY EVENTS — FREE
Saturday, September 27th
Sunset Center, Carmel
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/346237985534497/

2 p.m.
H20MXFree Film Screening and discussion with filmmakers Alejandra Liceaga and Jose Cohen: A beautiful and widely-praised depiction of water issues across the border, H20MX was described in Variety Magazine as, “ A rallying cry for government and collective action, “H2Omx” is a good-looking, well-researched and smartly assembled documentary that makes a persuasive case that the time is nigh to remedy the status of water management in the Valley of Mexico. Raising awareness a la “An Inconvenient Truth,” the crusading pic employs dramatic aerial photography, easily assimilated statistics presented via eye-catching graphics and animation, and the testimony of experts and ordinary people.”  This film is suitable for all ages, spanish language with english subtitles. A discussion with the filmmakers will follow the screening.

Presented in partnership with Ambulante. Ambulante is a non-profit organiza­tion that focuses on supporting and promoting documentary film as a tool for social and cultural transformation. Founded in Mexico in 2005 by García Bernal, Diego Luna, Pablo Cruz and Elena Fortes, Ambulante brings documentary films and training programs to places where they are rarely available in order to create a participative, informed and critical public, cultivate new forms of expression, and encourage debate.

4 p.m.
Spaceship Puppet-Making and Stop-Frame animation workshop with Soyeon Kim and young artists.
Get ready for Ever Since Icarus by making your own spaceship puppet, while learning the basics of stop-frame animation. The workshop will be led by renown animator, Soyeon Kim. Free, suitable for all ages.

Co-sponsored by CSU Monterey Bay Cinematic Arts and MY Museum.

6 p.m.
Pizza Party
Workshop attendees are invited to stay for free pizza prior to the performance of  Ever Since Icarus.

BRIAN GREENE
ICARUS AT THE EDGE OF TIME—FILM WITH LIVE SCORE BY PHILIP GLASS
Saturday, September 27 at 7 p.m.
Sunset Cultural Center, Carmel-by-the-Sea

Tickets: http://www.sunsetcenter.org/e-brian_greene_icarus_at_the_edge_of_time_film_with_live_score_by_philip_glass_185.htm

Icarus at the Edge of Time is a mesmerizing tale set in outer space about a boy who challenges the awesome might of a black hole. Based on the children’s book by physicist Brian Greene, this futuristic re-imagining of the classic myth takes audiences of all ages on a whirlwind voyage through space and time to the very edge of understanding.

Featuring an original score by Philip Glass, script adapted by Brian
Greene and David Henry Hwang, and film created and directed by Al + Al, Icarus at the Edge of Time will be conducted by Michael Riesman and narrated by Brian Greene.

Icarus At the Edge of Time
Based on the book by Brian Greene
Music by Philip Glass
Narrative Adapted by Brian Greene and David Henry Hwang
Film Created and Directed by Al + Al

The program will also include a screening of the Godfrey Reggio/Philip Glass short Anima Mundi.

COMMUNITY EVENT — FREE
Sunday, September 28 at 1 p.m.
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/856941350984070/
Planet Ord:  Presented by Enid Baxter Ryce, young filmmakers explore the ecology and history of Fort Ord.

More information:
http://enviroarts.tumblr.com/

IRA GLASS
THREE ACTS, TWO DANCERS, ONE RADIO HOST
Sunday, September 28 at 6 p.m.
Sunset Cultural Center, Carmel-by-the-Sea

Tickets: http://www.sunsetcenter.org/e-ira_glass_three_acts_two_dancers_one_radio_host_186.htm

This American Life host Ira Glass presents a live show that combines two art forms that—as he puts it—“have no business being together: dance and radio.” One is all words and no visuals. One is all visuals and no words. The result is a funny, lively and very talky evening of dance and stories that brought down the house in its Carnegie Hall premiere.