Your brother. Remember?
Brooklyn, United States
NYC Theatrical Premiere, One Week Only!
*** ZACHARY OBERZAN in person Fri. 4/6 + Sat. 4/7 ***
"A good-humored exploration of fraternal bonds that is often touching."
- Nicolas Rapold, THE NEW YORK TIMES (April 5, 2012 -- read the review)
"(CRITICS' PICK!) Hypnotic. More than just a stunt, however, this is a touching look at innocence, pop love, family, and the divergent paths we all take."
- Bilge Ebiri, NEW YORK MAGAZINE (April 4, 2012 -- read the review)
"3.5 (OUT OF 4) STARS! A work of genius. It's one thing for a film to engage with themes as difficult as mortality and memory, but it's another thing entirely for a film to do so and still be overtly and immediately entertaining."
- Calum Marsh, SLANT MAGAZINE (April 4, 2012 -- read the review)
"Increasingly poignant... At barely more than an hour, YOUR BROTHER. REMEMBER? is a formal clusterfuck in the best sense, held together by Oberzan's irrepressible faith in the redemptive power of the cultural scrap heap of adolescence."
- Benjamin Mercer, THE VILLAGE VOICE (April 4, 2012 -- read the review)
"(GRADE: A-) A unique portrait that suggests BE KIND REWIND by way of TARNATION.
- Eric Kohn, INDIEWIRE (April 3, 2012 -- read the review)
Past praise for Zachary Oberzan as filmmaker and performer:
"If you follow Zachary Oberzan down the rabbit hole, you emerge starry-eyed and wondering."
- Charles Isherwood, THE NEW YORK TIMES
"Watching Oberzan (on screen and in person) express his thoughts and damned-up feelings is funny as hell. And sadder than mere words can express."
- Marilyn Stasio, VARIETY
"Oberzan has not just walked the line between irony and sincerity, he's erased it."
- Adam Green, VOGUE
WATCH THE TRAILER:
YOUR BROTHER. REMEMBER? is an experimental new tragicomedy from Zachary Oberzan, the "poignant and jocular performer" (The Village Voice) behind the one-man-Rambo phenomenon FLOODING WITH LOVE FOR KID (in which the playwright-actor-filmmaker played 26 roles from the novel FIRST BLOOD in his Manhattan studio apartment). Adapted from Oberzan's equally ambitious stage show, the film makes its NYC theatrical premiere with a week-long run, April 6 - 12.
YOUR BROTHER. REMEMBER? splices and dices home videos, Hollywood film footage, and live performance. As kids in Maine, Zachary and his older brother Gator loved making parodies of their favorite films, most notably Jean-Claude Van Damme's karate opus KICKBOXER and the notorious cult "documentary" FACES OF DEATH. Then twenty years passed. Estranged from his family, Zack returned to his childhood home to recreate these films, shot for shot, as precisely as possible, now seen through a two-decade lens of physical and emotional wear-and-tear. One brother became an actor. The other self-destructed.
How different are these lives, and could this story have turned out the other way around? And what's to make of the peculiar parallels in Mr. Van Damme's life as it unfolded over the same time period? Born in Belgium or America, the simple childhood desire for love gets confused with fame, drugs and ambition. The liars believe their own lies, and "real life" clashes with the "art of manipulation." With JCVD and Dr. Francis Gross in their corner, Zack and Gator step into the ring for one last title shot at redemption.
63 minutes. In English. Unrated.
FRIDAY, April 6 (7pm, 10pm) * SPECIAL GUESTS IN PERSON *
SATURDAY, April 7 (7pm, 10pm) * SPECIAL GUESTS IN PERSON *
MONDAY, April 9 (7pm)
TUESDAY, April 10 (10pm)
WEDNESDAY, April 11 (7pm)
THURSDAY, April 12 (7pm)
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