Music / Canberra Youth Orchestra, Dale Barltrop, violin and Leonard Weiss, conductor. At Llewellyn Hall, December 8. Reviewed by LEN POWER
The duo plan to become “musical angels” in a joint concert and screening of their romantic film, “Mr. Rudolpho’s Jubilee”, billed as art screwball comedy, part hippie musical, with a pinch of “cop-show”.
They promise laughs, songs, stories and comedy improvisation, acoustic guitars, mini guitar, bongos, mystical drum, harmonium, tablas, harmonica, flute, and anything else they can get their hands on!
Glover writes, directs and edits, while Rosenkrantz produces and sends emails about their journeying to magazines like “CityNews”.
The pair started making movies after they got a Hollywood break: appearing in the Alec Baldwin film, “The Last Shot”. During this time Glover was working as dailies editor for “The Osbournes”, where he learned to edit, after which he wrote the screenplay for their first film, “Sister Sarah’s Sky”. They took their pay cheque from “The Last Shot”, bought a movie camera, and shot that debut feature.
In their new film, “Mr. Rudolpho’s Jubilee”, “CityNews” meet an Italian fashion designer (played by Emmy winner Christiane Paul) who is rich, famous, and depressed, a prisoner of success. He’s making plans for suicide but meantime he heads to Berlin for Fashion Week, meets a bunch weird artists, the Boheems, and romance blossoms. Bright Blue Gorilla play the angelic Greek Chorus.
After this tour, Rosenkrantz and Glover say, they’ll begin shooting their next picture, “36 Husbands”.
“Bright Blue Gorilla”, at Smith’s Alternative, 76 Alinga St Civic, 6pm, Friday, March 9. Bookings to smithsalternative.com