‘The Big Slide Show’ brings Crispin Hellion Glover to Ann Arbor
ANN ARBOR – Crispin Hellion Glover will appear in his one-man show “The Big Slide Show” at the Michigan Theater on Saturday, April 16 at 8 p.m.
The three-part program consists of Glover’s live performance of “The Big Slide Show,” a screening of his new film “What Is It?” and an interactive Q&A session with the audience. The film was recently shown at the Ann Arbor Film Festival where it won the Lawrence Kasdan Award for Best Narrative Film. He describes the film as “the adventures of a young man whose main interests are snails, salt, a pipe and how to get home, as tormented by an hubristic, racist inner psyche.”
While he’s never been a typical leading man, Crispin Hellion Glover has distinguished himself as one of the most intriguing personalities in the movie business. His unusual characters and avant-garde hobbies have inspired a cult-like following that has dubbed him both madman and genius. Glover is known to movie audiences for the many roles he has played since his screen debut in 1981 at the age of 17. “Back to the Future,” “Wild at Heart,” “Twister,” “The Doors,” “Even Cowgirls Get the Blues,” “Dead Man,” “The People vs. Larry Flynt,” “Bartleby,” “Crime & Punishment,” and “Willard” are among the 34 films on his resume.
When he’s not stealing scenes from Hollywood hotshots, Glover pours his considerable energy into other creative endeavors. He wrote his first book, “Billow Rock,” before age 18, and since then he’s gone on to create a library of peculiar titles (several of which have been published through his family’s Volcanic Eruptions press). Among his most famous volumes are “Rat Catching” and “Oak-Mot,” both Victorian-era stories updated with macabre illustrations and cut-up text.
All seats are reserved. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door. Tickets are available at the Michigan Union Ticket Office and Ticketmaster outlets. The Michigan Theater is located at 603 East Liberty Street, across the street from Borders Books and Music.