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Film Series : Stranger Than Fiction

He Dreams of Giants

2019, Keith Fulton and Louis Pepe, UK, 85 min.

Show Times

  • Fri, Jan 3rd 2:00pm
  • Sun, Jan 5th 3:00pm
  • Wed, Jan 8th 8:00pm

“Irresistible…a rare unvarnished look at the filmmaking process with full access to Gilliam’s frustrations and indefatigable spirit.”—Stephen Saito, Moveable Feast

“A moody plunge into the anguish of the artistic process…you’ll realize that Gilliam’s struggles are humanity’s struggles.”—Jordan Hoffman, Guardian

Filmmakers Fulton and Pepe have been chronicling the brainstorms, travails, and pratfalls of director Terry Gilliam (BRAZIL, FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS) as he grappled with successive attempts to produce THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE, his obsessive project of a lifetime, since their 2002 film LOST IN LA MANCHA. With first-hand access to the final chapter in the bizarre 25-year journey, the filmmakers bring it all full-circle, as an angst-ridden, conspicuously older, but perhaps not wiser Gilliam muses on his complex creative process while he finally brings the film to the finish line with a start-over cast headlining Adam Driver and Jonathan Pryce. A recap of the phases, permutations, and disasters that led up to the film's rebirth provide an enlightening look behind the scenes. See our companion screenings of THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE on January 3 and 5. DCP digital. (BS)

Buy a ticket at our regular prices for either HE DREAMS OF GIANTS or THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE, and get a ticket for any show of the other film at this discount rate with proof of your original purchase: General Admission $7; Students $5; Members $4. (This discount price applies to the second film only. Discount available in person at the box office only.)