Friday, November 18, 2011
"A man who sees the future"—Warren Ellis—is the subject of tonight's film at the Screening Room. Ellis is a comic-book writer and proclaimed cyberpunk philosopher. The film, Warren Ellis: Captured Ghosts, screens at 8 p.m. at 127 E. Congress St. Admission is $5. Money will be raised for the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. Ticket holders will be entered into a drawing to win prizes from the film's sponsors.
Here's information from a press release:
The film features the most extensive interview Ellis has ever given, and spans his life, from his first memory watching the moon landing as a child, to his recent cross-media success with the film adaptation of Red. Along the way, Ellis’s acerbic wit and core belief in humanity comes across like never before.
Complimenting Ellis’s own words are interviews with his artistic collaborators, friends and admirers from across all media, including actress Helen Mirren, Director Joss Whedon (Buffy The Vampire Slayer), comedian Patton Oswalt, Adult Film Star Stoya, Musician Claudio Sanchez (of Coheed and Cambria), comics writers Matt Fraction and Antony Johnston, and futurist Jamais Cascio. Ellis's comics collaborators like Marvel Comics CCO Joe Quesada, artists Darick Robertson, Ben Templesmith and Phil Jimenez also provide insight into Ellis's mind and creative workings. The film features numerous ambient interludes that spotlight Ellis’s prose and writing from both his online columns and his comics.
The film was shot over the course of 2010 and 2011 in England, San Diego and New York. It was completed in Fall 2011 and premiered at the Napa Valley Film Festival in November 2011. It is currently screening around the world.
Visit www.warrenellismovie.com for more info.