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Time travel, still images, a past, present and future and the aftermath of World War III. The tale of a man, a slave, sent back and forth, in and out of time, to find a solution to the ... See full summary »
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The DVD includes a very unusual "Director's Comments" feature. Cory McAbee showed the movie in a Brooklyn pool hall, and had a question-and-answer session with the audience while the movie was screened. The audio recording of his interaction with the audience replaces the standard movie audio when the comments feature is selected. See more »
Why didn't anyone ever say anything about this movie to me? For shame, all of you. This is the best semi-gay, black and white, sci-fi, indy musical I've ever partially seen. I'm going home to finish it right now.
McAbee's other work can be found on YouTube. Short films with a lot of spunk and conviction. The Ketchup and Mustard Man (1994), The Man on the Moon (1993), and Billy Nayer (1992) prove to me this is a person who finds the term 'filmmaker' fits him like a glove. How does this guy put off that vibe like he's been doing this forever?
The American Astronaut, his 2001 feature film couldn't be more original. Featuring choreography, costuming and musical numbers that at first come out of left field and soon become eagerly anticipated surprises. The fact that there is no budget for this sci-fi space adventure does not seem to get in the way at all. I had seen Billy Nayer before watching this film, so I was prepared to see a film with a firm foothold in the music video world. Not that anything could really prepare you for viewing The American Astronaut.
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