The Quay Brothers in 35mm (9/11)

Two of the world’s most original filmmakers, identical twins Stephen and Timothy Quay have been making their unique blend of puppetry and stop-motion animation for over 30 years and have spawned an enormous cult following. The Quays display a passion for detail, a breathtaking command of color and texture, and an uncanny use of focus and camera movement that make their films unique and instantly recognizable.

Best known for their classic 1986 film Street of Crocodiles, which filmmaker Terry Gilliam selected as one of the ten best animated films of all time, they are masters of miniaturization and on their tiny sets have created an unforgettable world, suggestive of a landscape of long-repressed childhood dreams.

Curated by Christopher Nolan.

Including (in order):

In Absentia (Dir. Stephen & Timothy Quay, 2000, 35mm, 20 min)

Quay, Nolan’s new short film revealing the inner workings of the Brothers’ studio. (Dir. Christopher Nolan, 2015, 35mm, 8.5 min.)

The Comb (Dir. Stephen & Timothy Quay, 1991, 35mm, 18 min.)

Street of Crocodiles (Dir. Stephen & Timothy Quay, 1986, 35mm, 20 min.)