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Christopher Nolan’s next film is done, will cover stop-motion legends

Christopher Nolan’s next film is done, will cover stop-motion legends


Just a year after Interstellar, director Christopher Nolan has already completed his next film, which is set to debut later this year.

Nolan has completed work on a short documentary called Quay, which looks at the career of the Brothers Quay, two American brothers who made some of the most influential stop-motion animation films of all-time. On top of the film, Nolan has also curated and helped funded a restoration of some of the brothers’ work including Streets of Crocodile, In Absentia, and 1991’s The Comb.

Quay is set to premiere in New York City in August and will play alongside some of the restored films in Houston, Seattle, Detroit, Los Angeles, Cleveland, Cambridge, and Chicago. The restored films, and possibly Nolan’s documentary, will be available on blu-ray following the run.

For more information on the film, and where it will be playing, get more info here.

American identical twins working in London, stop motion animators Stephen and Timothy Quay (born 1947 in Norristown, Pennsylvania) find their inspiration in Eastern European literature and classical music and art, their work distinguished by its dark humor and an uncanny feeling for color and texture. Masters of miniaturization, they turn their tiny sets into unforgettable worlds suggestive of long-repressed childhood dreams. These three Quay masterworks, selected by director Christopher Nolan, feature broken pencils and lead shavings in IN ABSENTIA (2000; “a dazzling piece of work” – The Guardian); a porcelain doll’s explorations of a dreamer’s imagination in THE COMB (1991; “most beautiful of their recent films” – The New Yorker); and the nightmarish netherworld of STREET OF CROCODILES (1986; “their crowning achievement” – Film Comment); and for the first time ever, QUAY (2015), Nolan’s new short film revealing the inner workings of the Brothers’ studio. All four films in 35mm.