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Apr
28
Fri
Lula Del Ray @ South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center (Miami, FL)
Apr 28 @ 8:00 PM – 9:15 PM

Lula del Ray is a mythic reinvention of the classic coming-of-age story. Told almost entirely without dialogue, Lula del Ray tells the tale of a lonely adolescent girl who lives with her mother in a mid-century American Southwest setting. After a chance encounter over the radio, Lula becomes obsessed with the country music duo the Baden Brothers. Inspired by their music, she runs away from home and encounters a world of danger, deception, and disappointment along the way. The production features an original score inspired by the music of Hank Williams, Roy Orbison and Patsy Cline.

Manual Cinema – Lula del Ray (Official Trailer) from Manual Cinema on Vimeo.

Apr
29
Sat
Lula Del Ray @ South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center (Miami, FL)
Apr 29 @ 3:00 PM – 4:15 PM

Lula del Ray is a mythic reinvention of the classic coming-of-age story. Told almost entirely without dialogue, Lula del Ray tells the tale of a lonely adolescent girl who lives with her mother in a mid-century American Southwest setting. After a chance encounter over the radio, Lula becomes obsessed with the country music duo the Baden Brothers. Inspired by their music, she runs away from home and encounters a world of danger, deception, and disappointment along the way. The production features an original score inspired by the music of Hank Williams, Roy Orbison and Patsy Cline.

Manual Cinema – Lula del Ray (Official Trailer) from Manual Cinema on Vimeo.

Lula Del Ray @ South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center (Miami, FL)
Apr 29 @ 8:00 PM – 9:15 PM

Lula del Ray is a mythic reinvention of the classic coming-of-age story. Told almost entirely without dialogue, Lula del Ray tells the tale of a lonely adolescent girl who lives with her mother in a mid-century American Southwest setting. After a chance encounter over the radio, Lula becomes obsessed with the country music duo the Baden Brothers. Inspired by their music, she runs away from home and encounters a world of danger, deception, and disappointment along the way. The production features an original score inspired by the music of Hank Williams, Roy Orbison and Patsy Cline.

Manual Cinema – Lula del Ray (Official Trailer) from Manual Cinema on Vimeo.

May
4
Thu
Lula Del Ray @ Baum Walker Hall, Walton Arts Center (Fayetteville, AR)
May 4 @ 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM

Lula del Ray is a mythic reinvention of the classic coming-of-age story. Told almost entirely without dialogue, Lula del Ray tells the tale of a lonely adolescent girl who lives with her mother in a mid-century American Southwest setting. After a chance encounter over the radio, Lula becomes obsessed with the country music duo the Baden Brothers. Inspired by their music, she runs away from home and encounters a world of danger, deception, and disappointment along the way. The production features an original score inspired by the music of Hank Williams, Roy Orbison and Patsy Cline.

Manual Cinema – Lula del Ray (Official Trailer) from Manual Cinema on Vimeo.

Jun
16
Fri
Preview of End of TV @ Lake Placid Center for the Arts (New York)
Jun 16 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

About End of TV

Told as a song cycle with live visuals, and set in post-industrial Detroit, Manual Cinema’s “The End of TV”  peers through the neon reflections of late 20th century advertising and television culture and into the American imagination as it existed at the onset of the internet age. The show takes as its subject and form the very first screen to dot the American landscape – where a troubled country first gazed through analog fuzz and into itself, or what it desperately wanted itself to be.

“this Chicago troupe is conjuring phantasms to die for…” -Ben Brantley, The New York Times

Jun
19
Mon
Premiere of End of TV @ International Festival of Arts & Ideas (New Haven, CT)
Jun 19 @ 8:00 PM – 9:15 PM

The End of TV

WORLD PREMIERE & FESTIVAL COMMISSION

Told as a song cycle with live visuals, and set in post-industrial Detroit, Manual Cinema’s “The End of TV”  peers through the neon reflections of late 20th century advertising and television culture and into the American imagination as it existed at the onset of the internet age. The show takes as its subject and form the very first screen to dot the American landscape – where a troubled country first gazed through analog fuzz and into itself, or what it desperately wanted itself to be.

“this Chicago troupe is conjuring phantasms to die for…” -Ben Brantley, The New York Times

 

Made possible by the Fund for the Future.

Jun
20
Tue
Premiere of End of TV @ International Festival of Arts & Ideas (New Haven, CT)
Jun 20 @ 8:00 PM – 9:15 PM

The End of TV

WORLD PREMIERE & FESTIVAL COMMISSION

Told as a song cycle with live visuals, and set in post-industrial Detroit, Manual Cinema’s “The End of TV”  peers through the neon reflections of late 20th century advertising and television culture and into the American imagination as it existed at the onset of the internet age. The show takes as its subject and form the very first screen to dot the American landscape – where a troubled country first gazed through analog fuzz and into itself, or what it desperately wanted itself to be.

“this Chicago troupe is conjuring phantasms to die for…” -Ben Brantley, The New York Times

 

Made possible by the Fund for the Future.

Jun
21
Wed
Premiere of End of TV @ International Festival of Arts & Ideas (New Haven, CT)
Jun 21 @ 8:00 PM – 9:15 PM

The End of TV

WORLD PREMIERE & FESTIVAL COMMISSION

Told as a song cycle with live visuals, and set in post-industrial Detroit, Manual Cinema’s “The End of TV”  peers through the neon reflections of late 20th century advertising and television culture and into the American imagination as it existed at the onset of the internet age. The show takes as its subject and form the very first screen to dot the American landscape – where a troubled country first gazed through analog fuzz and into itself, or what it desperately wanted itself to be.

“this Chicago troupe is conjuring phantasms to die for…” -Ben Brantley, The New York Times

 

Made possible by the Fund for the Future.

Jun
22
Thu
Premiere of End of TV @ International Festival of Arts & Ideas (New Haven, CT)
Jun 22 @ 8:00 PM – 9:15 PM

The End of TV

WORLD PREMIERE & FESTIVAL COMMISSION

Told as a song cycle with live visuals, and set in post-industrial Detroit, Manual Cinema’s “The End of TV”  peers through the neon reflections of late 20th century advertising and television culture and into the American imagination as it existed at the onset of the internet age. The show takes as its subject and form the very first screen to dot the American landscape – where a troubled country first gazed through analog fuzz and into itself, or what it desperately wanted itself to be.

“this Chicago troupe is conjuring phantasms to die for…” -Ben Brantley, The New York Times

 

Made possible by the Fund for the Future.

Jun
24
Sat
End of TV @ Columbia Festival of the Arts (Columbia, MD)
Jun 24 @ 8:00 PM – 9:15 PM

The End of TV

Told as a song cycle with live visuals, and set in post-industrial Detroit, Manual Cinema’s “The End of TV”  peers through the neon reflections of late 20th century advertising and television culture and into the American imagination as it existed at the onset of the internet age. The show takes as its subject and form the very first screen to dot the American landscape – where a troubled country first gazed through analog fuzz and into itself, or what it desperately wanted itself to be.

“this Chicago troupe is conjuring phantasms to die for…” -Ben Brantley, The New York Times

 

Jul
7
Fri
Ada/Ava @ Avignon Off Festival (Avignon, France)
Jul 7 @ 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM

Bereaved of her twin sister Ava, septuagenarian Ada marks time in the patterns of a life built for two, until a mirror maze initiates a journey across the thresholds of life and death. “This Chicago troupe is conjuring phantasms to die for in an unclassifiable story of spectral beauty…” hails The New York Times. True to its name, Manual Cinema brings handspun cinema to life in real time using intimate, unassuming technologies. With vintage overhead projectors, shadow puppetry, actors, live-feed cameras, multi-channel sound design, and an onstage music ensemble, Manual Cinema creates cinematic wonderment imbued with immediacy, ingenuity, and theatricality—all within audience view.

Jul
8
Sat
Ada/Ava @ Avignon Off Festival (Avignon, France)
Jul 8 @ 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM

Bereaved of her twin sister Ava, septuagenarian Ada marks time in the patterns of a life built for two, until a mirror maze initiates a journey across the thresholds of life and death. “This Chicago troupe is conjuring phantasms to die for in an unclassifiable story of spectral beauty…” hails The New York Times. True to its name, Manual Cinema brings handspun cinema to life in real time using intimate, unassuming technologies. With vintage overhead projectors, shadow puppetry, actors, live-feed cameras, multi-channel sound design, and an onstage music ensemble, Manual Cinema creates cinematic wonderment imbued with immediacy, ingenuity, and theatricality—all within audience view.

Jul
9
Sun
Ada/Ava @ Avignon Off Festival (Avignon, France)
Jul 9 @ 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM

Bereaved of her twin sister Ava, septuagenarian Ada marks time in the patterns of a life built for two, until a mirror maze initiates a journey across the thresholds of life and death. “This Chicago troupe is conjuring phantasms to die for in an unclassifiable story of spectral beauty…” hails The New York Times. True to its name, Manual Cinema brings handspun cinema to life in real time using intimate, unassuming technologies. With vintage overhead projectors, shadow puppetry, actors, live-feed cameras, multi-channel sound design, and an onstage music ensemble, Manual Cinema creates cinematic wonderment imbued with immediacy, ingenuity, and theatricality—all within audience view.

Jul
11
Tue
Ada/Ava @ Avignon Off Festival (Avignon, France)
Jul 11 @ 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM

Bereaved of her twin sister Ava, septuagenarian Ada marks time in the patterns of a life built for two, until a mirror maze initiates a journey across the thresholds of life and death. “This Chicago troupe is conjuring phantasms to die for in an unclassifiable story of spectral beauty…” hails The New York Times. True to its name, Manual Cinema brings handspun cinema to life in real time using intimate, unassuming technologies. With vintage overhead projectors, shadow puppetry, actors, live-feed cameras, multi-channel sound design, and an onstage music ensemble, Manual Cinema creates cinematic wonderment imbued with immediacy, ingenuity, and theatricality—all within audience view.

Jul
12
Wed
Ada/Ava @ Avignon Off Festival (Avignon, France)
Jul 12 @ 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM

Bereaved of her twin sister Ava, septuagenarian Ada marks time in the patterns of a life built for two, until a mirror maze initiates a journey across the thresholds of life and death. “This Chicago troupe is conjuring phantasms to die for in an unclassifiable story of spectral beauty…” hails The New York Times. True to its name, Manual Cinema brings handspun cinema to life in real time using intimate, unassuming technologies. With vintage overhead projectors, shadow puppetry, actors, live-feed cameras, multi-channel sound design, and an onstage music ensemble, Manual Cinema creates cinematic wonderment imbued with immediacy, ingenuity, and theatricality—all within audience view.

Jul
13
Thu
Ada/Ava @ Avignon Off Festival (Avignon, France)
Jul 13 @ 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM

Bereaved of her twin sister Ava, septuagenarian Ada marks time in the patterns of a life built for two, until a mirror maze initiates a journey across the thresholds of life and death. “This Chicago troupe is conjuring phantasms to die for in an unclassifiable story of spectral beauty…” hails The New York Times. True to its name, Manual Cinema brings handspun cinema to life in real time using intimate, unassuming technologies. With vintage overhead projectors, shadow puppetry, actors, live-feed cameras, multi-channel sound design, and an onstage music ensemble, Manual Cinema creates cinematic wonderment imbued with immediacy, ingenuity, and theatricality—all within audience view.

Jul
14
Fri
Ada/Ava @ Avignon Off Festival (Avignon, France)
Jul 14 @ 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM

Bereaved of her twin sister Ava, septuagenarian Ada marks time in the patterns of a life built for two, until a mirror maze initiates a journey across the thresholds of life and death. “This Chicago troupe is conjuring phantasms to die for in an unclassifiable story of spectral beauty…” hails The New York Times. True to its name, Manual Cinema brings handspun cinema to life in real time using intimate, unassuming technologies. With vintage overhead projectors, shadow puppetry, actors, live-feed cameras, multi-channel sound design, and an onstage music ensemble, Manual Cinema creates cinematic wonderment imbued with immediacy, ingenuity, and theatricality—all within audience view.

Jul
15
Sat
Ada/Ava @ Avignon Off Festival (Avignon, France)
Jul 15 @ 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM

Bereaved of her twin sister Ava, septuagenarian Ada marks time in the patterns of a life built for two, until a mirror maze initiates a journey across the thresholds of life and death. “This Chicago troupe is conjuring phantasms to die for in an unclassifiable story of spectral beauty…” hails The New York Times. True to its name, Manual Cinema brings handspun cinema to life in real time using intimate, unassuming technologies. With vintage overhead projectors, shadow puppetry, actors, live-feed cameras, multi-channel sound design, and an onstage music ensemble, Manual Cinema creates cinematic wonderment imbued with immediacy, ingenuity, and theatricality—all within audience view.

Jul
16
Sun
Ada/Ava @ Avignon Off Festival (Avignon, France)
Jul 16 @ 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM

Bereaved of her twin sister Ava, septuagenarian Ada marks time in the patterns of a life built for two, until a mirror maze initiates a journey across the thresholds of life and death. “This Chicago troupe is conjuring phantasms to die for in an unclassifiable story of spectral beauty…” hails The New York Times. True to its name, Manual Cinema brings handspun cinema to life in real time using intimate, unassuming technologies. With vintage overhead projectors, shadow puppetry, actors, live-feed cameras, multi-channel sound design, and an onstage music ensemble, Manual Cinema creates cinematic wonderment imbued with immediacy, ingenuity, and theatricality—all within audience view.

Jul
18
Tue
Ada/Ava @ Avignon Off Festival (Avignon, France)
Jul 18 @ 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM

Bereaved of her twin sister Ava, septuagenarian Ada marks time in the patterns of a life built for two, until a mirror maze initiates a journey across the thresholds of life and death. “This Chicago troupe is conjuring phantasms to die for in an unclassifiable story of spectral beauty…” hails The New York Times. True to its name, Manual Cinema brings handspun cinema to life in real time using intimate, unassuming technologies. With vintage overhead projectors, shadow puppetry, actors, live-feed cameras, multi-channel sound design, and an onstage music ensemble, Manual Cinema creates cinematic wonderment imbued with immediacy, ingenuity, and theatricality—all within audience view.

Jul
19
Wed
Ada/Ava @ Avignon Off Festival (Avignon, France)
Jul 19 @ 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM

Bereaved of her twin sister Ava, septuagenarian Ada marks time in the patterns of a life built for two, until a mirror maze initiates a journey across the thresholds of life and death. “This Chicago troupe is conjuring phantasms to die for in an unclassifiable story of spectral beauty…” hails The New York Times. True to its name, Manual Cinema brings handspun cinema to life in real time using intimate, unassuming technologies. With vintage overhead projectors, shadow puppetry, actors, live-feed cameras, multi-channel sound design, and an onstage music ensemble, Manual Cinema creates cinematic wonderment imbued with immediacy, ingenuity, and theatricality—all within audience view.

Jul
20
Thu
Ada/Ava @ Avignon Off Festival (Avignon, France)
Jul 20 @ 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM

Bereaved of her twin sister Ava, septuagenarian Ada marks time in the patterns of a life built for two, until a mirror maze initiates a journey across the thresholds of life and death. “This Chicago troupe is conjuring phantasms to die for in an unclassifiable story of spectral beauty…” hails The New York Times. True to its name, Manual Cinema brings handspun cinema to life in real time using intimate, unassuming technologies. With vintage overhead projectors, shadow puppetry, actors, live-feed cameras, multi-channel sound design, and an onstage music ensemble, Manual Cinema creates cinematic wonderment imbued with immediacy, ingenuity, and theatricality—all within audience view.

Jul
21
Fri
Ada/Ava @ Avignon Off Festival (Avignon, France)
Jul 21 @ 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM

Bereaved of her twin sister Ava, septuagenarian Ada marks time in the patterns of a life built for two, until a mirror maze initiates a journey across the thresholds of life and death. “This Chicago troupe is conjuring phantasms to die for in an unclassifiable story of spectral beauty…” hails The New York Times. True to its name, Manual Cinema brings handspun cinema to life in real time using intimate, unassuming technologies. With vintage overhead projectors, shadow puppetry, actors, live-feed cameras, multi-channel sound design, and an onstage music ensemble, Manual Cinema creates cinematic wonderment imbued with immediacy, ingenuity, and theatricality—all within audience view.

Jul
22
Sat
Ada/Ava @ Avignon Off Festival (Avignon, France)
Jul 22 @ 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM

Bereaved of her twin sister Ava, septuagenarian Ada marks time in the patterns of a life built for two, until a mirror maze initiates a journey across the thresholds of life and death. “This Chicago troupe is conjuring phantasms to die for in an unclassifiable story of spectral beauty…” hails The New York Times. True to its name, Manual Cinema brings handspun cinema to life in real time using intimate, unassuming technologies. With vintage overhead projectors, shadow puppetry, actors, live-feed cameras, multi-channel sound design, and an onstage music ensemble, Manual Cinema creates cinematic wonderment imbued with immediacy, ingenuity, and theatricality—all within audience view.

Jul
23
Sun
Ada/Ava @ Avignon Off Festival (Avignon, France)
Jul 23 @ 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM

Bereaved of her twin sister Ava, septuagenarian Ada marks time in the patterns of a life built for two, until a mirror maze initiates a journey across the thresholds of life and death. “This Chicago troupe is conjuring phantasms to die for in an unclassifiable story of spectral beauty…” hails The New York Times. True to its name, Manual Cinema brings handspun cinema to life in real time using intimate, unassuming technologies. With vintage overhead projectors, shadow puppetry, actors, live-feed cameras, multi-channel sound design, and an onstage music ensemble, Manual Cinema creates cinematic wonderment imbued with immediacy, ingenuity, and theatricality—all within audience view.

Jul
25
Tue
Ada/Ava @ Avignon Off Festival (Avignon, France)
Jul 25 @ 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM

Bereaved of her twin sister Ava, septuagenarian Ada marks time in the patterns of a life built for two, until a mirror maze initiates a journey across the thresholds of life and death. “This Chicago troupe is conjuring phantasms to die for in an unclassifiable story of spectral beauty…” hails The New York Times. True to its name, Manual Cinema brings handspun cinema to life in real time using intimate, unassuming technologies. With vintage overhead projectors, shadow puppetry, actors, live-feed cameras, multi-channel sound design, and an onstage music ensemble, Manual Cinema creates cinematic wonderment imbued with immediacy, ingenuity, and theatricality—all within audience view.

Jul
26
Wed
Ada/Ava @ Avignon Off Festival (Avignon, France)
Jul 26 @ 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM

Bereaved of her twin sister Ava, septuagenarian Ada marks time in the patterns of a life built for two, until a mirror maze initiates a journey across the thresholds of life and death. “This Chicago troupe is conjuring phantasms to die for in an unclassifiable story of spectral beauty…” hails The New York Times. True to its name, Manual Cinema brings handspun cinema to life in real time using intimate, unassuming technologies. With vintage overhead projectors, shadow puppetry, actors, live-feed cameras, multi-channel sound design, and an onstage music ensemble, Manual Cinema creates cinematic wonderment imbued with immediacy, ingenuity, and theatricality—all within audience view.

Jul
27
Thu
Ada/Ava @ Avignon Off Festival (Avignon, France)
Jul 27 @ 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM

Bereaved of her twin sister Ava, septuagenarian Ada marks time in the patterns of a life built for two, until a mirror maze initiates a journey across the thresholds of life and death. “This Chicago troupe is conjuring phantasms to die for in an unclassifiable story of spectral beauty…” hails The New York Times. True to its name, Manual Cinema brings handspun cinema to life in real time using intimate, unassuming technologies. With vintage overhead projectors, shadow puppetry, actors, live-feed cameras, multi-channel sound design, and an onstage music ensemble, Manual Cinema creates cinematic wonderment imbued with immediacy, ingenuity, and theatricality—all within audience view.

Jul
28
Fri
Ada/Ava @ Avignon Off Festival (Avignon, France)
Jul 28 @ 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM

Bereaved of her twin sister Ava, septuagenarian Ada marks time in the patterns of a life built for two, until a mirror maze initiates a journey across the thresholds of life and death. “This Chicago troupe is conjuring phantasms to die for in an unclassifiable story of spectral beauty…” hails The New York Times. True to its name, Manual Cinema brings handspun cinema to life in real time using intimate, unassuming technologies. With vintage overhead projectors, shadow puppetry, actors, live-feed cameras, multi-channel sound design, and an onstage music ensemble, Manual Cinema creates cinematic wonderment imbued with immediacy, ingenuity, and theatricality—all within audience view.

Jul
29
Sat
Ada/Ava @ Avignon Off Festival (Avignon, France)
Jul 29 @ 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM

Bereaved of her twin sister Ava, septuagenarian Ada marks time in the patterns of a life built for two, until a mirror maze initiates a journey across the thresholds of life and death. “This Chicago troupe is conjuring phantasms to die for in an unclassifiable story of spectral beauty…” hails The New York Times. True to its name, Manual Cinema brings handspun cinema to life in real time using intimate, unassuming technologies. With vintage overhead projectors, shadow puppetry, actors, live-feed cameras, multi-channel sound design, and an onstage music ensemble, Manual Cinema creates cinematic wonderment imbued with immediacy, ingenuity, and theatricality—all within audience view.

Jul
30
Sun
Ada/Ava @ Avignon Off Festival (Avignon, France)
Jul 30 @ 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM

Bereaved of her twin sister Ava, septuagenarian Ada marks time in the patterns of a life built for two, until a mirror maze initiates a journey across the thresholds of life and death. “This Chicago troupe is conjuring phantasms to die for in an unclassifiable story of spectral beauty…” hails The New York Times. True to its name, Manual Cinema brings handspun cinema to life in real time using intimate, unassuming technologies. With vintage overhead projectors, shadow puppetry, actors, live-feed cameras, multi-channel sound design, and an onstage music ensemble, Manual Cinema creates cinematic wonderment imbued with immediacy, ingenuity, and theatricality—all within audience view.

Aug
2
Wed
Lula Del Ray @ Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Edinburgh, United Kingdom)
Aug 2 @ 4:00 PM – 5:05 PM

Lula del Ray is a mythic reinvention of the classic coming-of-age story. Told almost entirely without dialogue, Lula del Ray tells the tale of a lonely adolescent girl who lives with her mother in a mid-century American Southwest setting. After a chance encounter over the radio, Lula becomes obsessed with the country music duo the Baden Brothers. Inspired by their music, she runs away from home and encounters a world of danger, deception, and disappointment along the way. The production features an original score inspired by the music of Hank Williams, Roy Orbison and Patsy Cline.

Manual Cinema – Lula del Ray (Official Trailer) from Manual Cinema on Vimeo.

Aug
3
Thu
Lula Del Ray @ Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Edinburgh, United Kingdom)
Aug 3 @ 4:00 PM – 5:05 PM

Lula del Ray is a mythic reinvention of the classic coming-of-age story. Told almost entirely without dialogue, Lula del Ray tells the tale of a lonely adolescent girl who lives with her mother in a mid-century American Southwest setting. After a chance encounter over the radio, Lula becomes obsessed with the country music duo the Baden Brothers. Inspired by their music, she runs away from home and encounters a world of danger, deception, and disappointment along the way. The production features an original score inspired by the music of Hank Williams, Roy Orbison and Patsy Cline.

Manual Cinema – Lula del Ray (Official Trailer) from Manual Cinema on Vimeo.

Aug
4
Fri
Lula Del Ray @ Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Edinburgh, United Kingdom)
Aug 4 @ 4:00 PM – 5:05 PM

Lula del Ray is a mythic reinvention of the classic coming-of-age story. Told almost entirely without dialogue, Lula del Ray tells the tale of a lonely adolescent girl who lives with her mother in a mid-century American Southwest setting. After a chance encounter over the radio, Lula becomes obsessed with the country music duo the Baden Brothers. Inspired by their music, she runs away from home and encounters a world of danger, deception, and disappointment along the way. The production features an original score inspired by the music of Hank Williams, Roy Orbison and Patsy Cline.

Manual Cinema – Lula del Ray (Official Trailer) from Manual Cinema on Vimeo.

Ada/Ava @ Sommerfestival im Admiralspalast (Berlin, Germany)
Aug 4 @ 7:30 PM – 8:45 PM

Bereaved of her twin sister Ava, septuagenarian Ada marks time in the patterns of a life built for two, until a mirror maze initiates a journey across the thresholds of life and death. “This Chicago troupe is conjuring phantasms to die for in an unclassifiable story of spectral beauty…” hails The New York Times. True to its name, Manual Cinema brings handspun cinema to life in real time using intimate, unassuming technologies. With vintage overhead projectors, shadow puppetry, actors, live-feed cameras, multi-channel sound design, and an onstage music ensemble, Manual Cinema creates cinematic wonderment imbued with immediacy, ingenuity, and theatricality—all within audience view.

Aug
5
Sat
Ada/Ava @ Sommerfestival im Admiralspalast (Berlin, Germany)
Aug 5 @ 3:30 PM – 4:45 PM

Bereaved of her twin sister Ava, septuagenarian Ada marks time in the patterns of a life built for two, until a mirror maze initiates a journey across the thresholds of life and death. “This Chicago troupe is conjuring phantasms to die for in an unclassifiable story of spectral beauty…” hails The New York Times. True to its name, Manual Cinema brings handspun cinema to life in real time using intimate, unassuming technologies. With vintage overhead projectors, shadow puppetry, actors, live-feed cameras, multi-channel sound design, and an onstage music ensemble, Manual Cinema creates cinematic wonderment imbued with immediacy, ingenuity, and theatricality—all within audience view.

Lula Del Ray @ Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Edinburgh, United Kingdom)
Aug 5 @ 4:00 PM – 5:05 PM

Lula del Ray is a mythic reinvention of the classic coming-of-age story. Told almost entirely without dialogue, Lula del Ray tells the tale of a lonely adolescent girl who lives with her mother in a mid-century American Southwest setting. After a chance encounter over the radio, Lula becomes obsessed with the country music duo the Baden Brothers. Inspired by their music, she runs away from home and encounters a world of danger, deception, and disappointment along the way. The production features an original score inspired by the music of Hank Williams, Roy Orbison and Patsy Cline.

Manual Cinema – Lula del Ray (Official Trailer) from Manual Cinema on Vimeo.

Ada/Ava @ Sommerfestival im Admiralspalast (Berlin, Germany)
Aug 5 @ 7:30 PM – 8:45 PM

Bereaved of her twin sister Ava, septuagenarian Ada marks time in the patterns of a life built for two, until a mirror maze initiates a journey across the thresholds of life and death. “This Chicago troupe is conjuring phantasms to die for in an unclassifiable story of spectral beauty…” hails The New York Times. True to its name, Manual Cinema brings handspun cinema to life in real time using intimate, unassuming technologies. With vintage overhead projectors, shadow puppetry, actors, live-feed cameras, multi-channel sound design, and an onstage music ensemble, Manual Cinema creates cinematic wonderment imbued with immediacy, ingenuity, and theatricality—all within audience view.

Aug
6
Sun
Lula Del Ray @ Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Edinburgh, United Kingdom)
Aug 6 @ 4:00 PM – 5:05 PM

Lula del Ray is a mythic reinvention of the classic coming-of-age story. Told almost entirely without dialogue, Lula del Ray tells the tale of a lonely adolescent girl who lives with her mother in a mid-century American Southwest setting. After a chance encounter over the radio, Lula becomes obsessed with the country music duo the Baden Brothers. Inspired by their music, she runs away from home and encounters a world of danger, deception, and disappointment along the way. The production features an original score inspired by the music of Hank Williams, Roy Orbison and Patsy Cline.

Manual Cinema – Lula del Ray (Official Trailer) from Manual Cinema on Vimeo.

Ada/Ava @ Sommerfestival im Admiralspalast (Berlin, Germany)
Aug 6 @ 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM

Bereaved of her twin sister Ava, septuagenarian Ada marks time in the patterns of a life built for two, until a mirror maze initiates a journey across the thresholds of life and death. “This Chicago troupe is conjuring phantasms to die for in an unclassifiable story of spectral beauty…” hails The New York Times. True to its name, Manual Cinema brings handspun cinema to life in real time using intimate, unassuming technologies. With vintage overhead projectors, shadow puppetry, actors, live-feed cameras, multi-channel sound design, and an onstage music ensemble, Manual Cinema creates cinematic wonderment imbued with immediacy, ingenuity, and theatricality—all within audience view.

Apr
28
Fri
Lula Del Ray @ South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center (Miami, FL)
Apr 28 @ 8:00 PM – 9:15 PM

Lula del Ray is a mythic reinvention of the classic coming-of-age story. Told almost entirely without dialogue, Lula del Ray tells the tale of a lonely adolescent girl who lives with her mother in a mid-century American Southwest setting. After a chance encounter over the radio, Lula becomes obsessed with the country music duo the Baden Brothers. Inspired by their music, she runs away from home and encounters a world of danger, deception, and disappointment along the way. The production features an original score inspired by the music of Hank Williams, Roy Orbison and Patsy Cline.

Manual Cinema – Lula del Ray (Official Trailer) from Manual Cinema on Vimeo.

Apr
29
Sat
Lula Del Ray @ South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center (Miami, FL)
Apr 29 @ 3:00 PM – 4:15 PM

Lula del Ray is a mythic reinvention of the classic coming-of-age story. Told almost entirely without dialogue, Lula del Ray tells the tale of a lonely adolescent girl who lives with her mother in a mid-century American Southwest setting. After a chance encounter over the radio, Lula becomes obsessed with the country music duo the Baden Brothers. Inspired by their music, she runs away from home and encounters a world of danger, deception, and disappointment along the way. The production features an original score inspired by the music of Hank Williams, Roy Orbison and Patsy Cline.

Manual Cinema – Lula del Ray (Official Trailer) from Manual Cinema on Vimeo.

Lula Del Ray @ South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center (Miami, FL)
Apr 29 @ 8:00 PM – 9:15 PM

Lula del Ray is a mythic reinvention of the classic coming-of-age story. Told almost entirely without dialogue, Lula del Ray tells the tale of a lonely adolescent girl who lives with her mother in a mid-century American Southwest setting. After a chance encounter over the radio, Lula becomes obsessed with the country music duo the Baden Brothers. Inspired by their music, she runs away from home and encounters a world of danger, deception, and disappointment along the way. The production features an original score inspired by the music of Hank Williams, Roy Orbison and Patsy Cline.

Manual Cinema – Lula del Ray (Official Trailer) from Manual Cinema on Vimeo.

May
4
Thu
Lula Del Ray @ Baum Walker Hall, Walton Arts Center (Fayetteville, AR)
May 4 @ 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM

Lula del Ray is a mythic reinvention of the classic coming-of-age story. Told almost entirely without dialogue, Lula del Ray tells the tale of a lonely adolescent girl who lives with her mother in a mid-century American Southwest setting. After a chance encounter over the radio, Lula becomes obsessed with the country music duo the Baden Brothers. Inspired by their music, she runs away from home and encounters a world of danger, deception, and disappointment along the way. The production features an original score inspired by the music of Hank Williams, Roy Orbison and Patsy Cline.

Manual Cinema – Lula del Ray (Official Trailer) from Manual Cinema on Vimeo.

Jun
16
Fri
Preview of End of TV @ Lake Placid Center for the Arts (New York)
Jun 16 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

About End of TV

Told as a song cycle with live visuals, and set in post-industrial Detroit, Manual Cinema’s “The End of TV”  peers through the neon reflections of late 20th century advertising and television culture and into the American imagination as it existed at the onset of the internet age. The show takes as its subject and form the very first screen to dot the American landscape – where a troubled country first gazed through analog fuzz and into itself, or what it desperately wanted itself to be.

“this Chicago troupe is conjuring phantasms to die for…” -Ben Brantley, The New York Times

Jun
19
Mon
Premiere of End of TV @ International Festival of Arts & Ideas (New Haven, CT)
Jun 19 @ 8:00 PM – 9:15 PM

The End of TV

WORLD PREMIERE & FESTIVAL COMMISSION

Told as a song cycle with live visuals, and set in post-industrial Detroit, Manual Cinema’s “The End of TV”  peers through the neon reflections of late 20th century advertising and television culture and into the American imagination as it existed at the onset of the internet age. The show takes as its subject and form the very first screen to dot the American landscape – where a troubled country first gazed through analog fuzz and into itself, or what it desperately wanted itself to be.

“this Chicago troupe is conjuring phantasms to die for…” -Ben Brantley, The New York Times

 

Made possible by the Fund for the Future.

Jun
20
Tue
Premiere of End of TV @ International Festival of Arts & Ideas (New Haven, CT)
Jun 20 @ 8:00 PM – 9:15 PM

The End of TV

WORLD PREMIERE & FESTIVAL COMMISSION

Told as a song cycle with live visuals, and set in post-industrial Detroit, Manual Cinema’s “The End of TV”  peers through the neon reflections of late 20th century advertising and television culture and into the American imagination as it existed at the onset of the internet age. The show takes as its subject and form the very first screen to dot the American landscape – where a troubled country first gazed through analog fuzz and into itself, or what it desperately wanted itself to be.

“this Chicago troupe is conjuring phantasms to die for…” -Ben Brantley, The New York Times

 

Made possible by the Fund for the Future.

Jun
21
Wed
Premiere of End of TV @ International Festival of Arts & Ideas (New Haven, CT)
Jun 21 @ 8:00 PM – 9:15 PM

The End of TV

WORLD PREMIERE & FESTIVAL COMMISSION

Told as a song cycle with live visuals, and set in post-industrial Detroit, Manual Cinema’s “The End of TV”  peers through the neon reflections of late 20th century advertising and television culture and into the American imagination as it existed at the onset of the internet age. The show takes as its subject and form the very first screen to dot the American landscape – where a troubled country first gazed through analog fuzz and into itself, or what it desperately wanted itself to be.

“this Chicago troupe is conjuring phantasms to die for…” -Ben Brantley, The New York Times

 

Made possible by the Fund for the Future.

Jun
22
Thu
Premiere of End of TV @ International Festival of Arts & Ideas (New Haven, CT)
Jun 22 @ 8:00 PM – 9:15 PM

The End of TV

WORLD PREMIERE & FESTIVAL COMMISSION

Told as a song cycle with live visuals, and set in post-industrial Detroit, Manual Cinema’s “The End of TV”  peers through the neon reflections of late 20th century advertising and television culture and into the American imagination as it existed at the onset of the internet age. The show takes as its subject and form the very first screen to dot the American landscape – where a troubled country first gazed through analog fuzz and into itself, or what it desperately wanted itself to be.

“this Chicago troupe is conjuring phantasms to die for…” -Ben Brantley, The New York Times

 

Made possible by the Fund for the Future.

Jun
24
Sat
End of TV @ Columbia Festival of the Arts (Columbia, MD)
Jun 24 @ 8:00 PM – 9:15 PM

The End of TV

Told as a song cycle with live visuals, and set in post-industrial Detroit, Manual Cinema’s “The End of TV”  peers through the neon reflections of late 20th century advertising and television culture and into the American imagination as it existed at the onset of the internet age. The show takes as its subject and form the very first screen to dot the American landscape – where a troubled country first gazed through analog fuzz and into itself, or what it desperately wanted itself to be.

“this Chicago troupe is conjuring phantasms to die for…” -Ben Brantley, The New York Times

 

Jul
7
Fri
Ada/Ava @ Avignon Off Festival (Avignon, France)
Jul 7 @ 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM

Bereaved of her twin sister Ava, septuagenarian Ada marks time in the patterns of a life built for two, until a mirror maze initiates a journey across the thresholds of life and death. “This Chicago troupe is conjuring phantasms to die for in an unclassifiable story of spectral beauty…” hails The New York Times. True to its name, Manual Cinema brings handspun cinema to life in real time using intimate, unassuming technologies. With vintage overhead projectors, shadow puppetry, actors, live-feed cameras, multi-channel sound design, and an onstage music ensemble, Manual Cinema creates cinematic wonderment imbued with immediacy, ingenuity, and theatricality—all within audience view.

Jul
8
Sat
Ada/Ava @ Avignon Off Festival (Avignon, France)
Jul 8 @ 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM

Bereaved of her twin sister Ava, septuagenarian Ada marks time in the patterns of a life built for two, until a mirror maze initiates a journey across the thresholds of life and death. “This Chicago troupe is conjuring phantasms to die for in an unclassifiable story of spectral beauty…” hails The New York Times. True to its name, Manual Cinema brings handspun cinema to life in real time using intimate, unassuming technologies. With vintage overhead projectors, shadow puppetry, actors, live-feed cameras, multi-channel sound design, and an onstage music ensemble, Manual Cinema creates cinematic wonderment imbued with immediacy, ingenuity, and theatricality—all within audience view.

Jul
9
Sun
Ada/Ava @ Avignon Off Festival (Avignon, France)
Jul 9 @ 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM

Bereaved of her twin sister Ava, septuagenarian Ada marks time in the patterns of a life built for two, until a mirror maze initiates a journey across the thresholds of life and death. “This Chicago troupe is conjuring phantasms to die for in an unclassifiable story of spectral beauty…” hails The New York Times. True to its name, Manual Cinema brings handspun cinema to life in real time using intimate, unassuming technologies. With vintage overhead projectors, shadow puppetry, actors, live-feed cameras, multi-channel sound design, and an onstage music ensemble, Manual Cinema creates cinematic wonderment imbued with immediacy, ingenuity, and theatricality—all within audience view.

Jul
11
Tue
Ada/Ava @ Avignon Off Festival (Avignon, France)
Jul 11 @ 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM

Bereaved of her twin sister Ava, septuagenarian Ada marks time in the patterns of a life built for two, until a mirror maze initiates a journey across the thresholds of life and death. “This Chicago troupe is conjuring phantasms to die for in an unclassifiable story of spectral beauty…” hails The New York Times. True to its name, Manual Cinema brings handspun cinema to life in real time using intimate, unassuming technologies. With vintage overhead projectors, shadow puppetry, actors, live-feed cameras, multi-channel sound design, and an onstage music ensemble, Manual Cinema creates cinematic wonderment imbued with immediacy, ingenuity, and theatricality—all within audience view.

Jul
12
Wed
Ada/Ava @ Avignon Off Festival (Avignon, France)
Jul 12 @ 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM

Bereaved of her twin sister Ava, septuagenarian Ada marks time in the patterns of a life built for two, until a mirror maze initiates a journey across the thresholds of life and death. “This Chicago troupe is conjuring phantasms to die for in an unclassifiable story of spectral beauty…” hails The New York Times. True to its name, Manual Cinema brings handspun cinema to life in real time using intimate, unassuming technologies. With vintage overhead projectors, shadow puppetry, actors, live-feed cameras, multi-channel sound design, and an onstage music ensemble, Manual Cinema creates cinematic wonderment imbued with immediacy, ingenuity, and theatricality—all within audience view.

Jul
13
Thu
Ada/Ava @ Avignon Off Festival (Avignon, France)
Jul 13 @ 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM

Bereaved of her twin sister Ava, septuagenarian Ada marks time in the patterns of a life built for two, until a mirror maze initiates a journey across the thresholds of life and death. “This Chicago troupe is conjuring phantasms to die for in an unclassifiable story of spectral beauty…” hails The New York Times. True to its name, Manual Cinema brings handspun cinema to life in real time using intimate, unassuming technologies. With vintage overhead projectors, shadow puppetry, actors, live-feed cameras, multi-channel sound design, and an onstage music ensemble, Manual Cinema creates cinematic wonderment imbued with immediacy, ingenuity, and theatricality—all within audience view.

Jul
14
Fri
Ada/Ava @ Avignon Off Festival (Avignon, France)
Jul 14 @ 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM

Bereaved of her twin sister Ava, septuagenarian Ada marks time in the patterns of a life built for two, until a mirror maze initiates a journey across the thresholds of life and death. “This Chicago troupe is conjuring phantasms to die for in an unclassifiable story of spectral beauty…” hails The New York Times. True to its name, Manual Cinema brings handspun cinema to life in real time using intimate, unassuming technologies. With vintage overhead projectors, shadow puppetry, actors, live-feed cameras, multi-channel sound design, and an onstage music ensemble, Manual Cinema creates cinematic wonderment imbued with immediacy, ingenuity, and theatricality—all within audience view.

Jul
15
Sat
Ada/Ava @ Avignon Off Festival (Avignon, France)
Jul 15 @ 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM

Bereaved of her twin sister Ava, septuagenarian Ada marks time in the patterns of a life built for two, until a mirror maze initiates a journey across the thresholds of life and death. “This Chicago troupe is conjuring phantasms to die for in an unclassifiable story of spectral beauty…” hails The New York Times. True to its name, Manual Cinema brings handspun cinema to life in real time using intimate, unassuming technologies. With vintage overhead projectors, shadow puppetry, actors, live-feed cameras, multi-channel sound design, and an onstage music ensemble, Manual Cinema creates cinematic wonderment imbued with immediacy, ingenuity, and theatricality—all within audience view.

Jul
16
Sun
Ada/Ava @ Avignon Off Festival (Avignon, France)
Jul 16 @ 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM

Bereaved of her twin sister Ava, septuagenarian Ada marks time in the patterns of a life built for two, until a mirror maze initiates a journey across the thresholds of life and death. “This Chicago troupe is conjuring phantasms to die for in an unclassifiable story of spectral beauty…” hails The New York Times. True to its name, Manual Cinema brings handspun cinema to life in real time using intimate, unassuming technologies. With vintage overhead projectors, shadow puppetry, actors, live-feed cameras, multi-channel sound design, and an onstage music ensemble, Manual Cinema creates cinematic wonderment imbued with immediacy, ingenuity, and theatricality—all within audience view.

Jul
18
Tue
Ada/Ava @ Avignon Off Festival (Avignon, France)
Jul 18 @ 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM

Bereaved of her twin sister Ava, septuagenarian Ada marks time in the patterns of a life built for two, until a mirror maze initiates a journey across the thresholds of life and death. “This Chicago troupe is conjuring phantasms to die for in an unclassifiable story of spectral beauty…” hails The New York Times. True to its name, Manual Cinema brings handspun cinema to life in real time using intimate, unassuming technologies. With vintage overhead projectors, shadow puppetry, actors, live-feed cameras, multi-channel sound design, and an onstage music ensemble, Manual Cinema creates cinematic wonderment imbued with immediacy, ingenuity, and theatricality—all within audience view.

Jul
19
Wed
Ada/Ava @ Avignon Off Festival (Avignon, France)
Jul 19 @ 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM

Bereaved of her twin sister Ava, septuagenarian Ada marks time in the patterns of a life built for two, until a mirror maze initiates a journey across the thresholds of life and death. “This Chicago troupe is conjuring phantasms to die for in an unclassifiable story of spectral beauty…” hails The New York Times. True to its name, Manual Cinema brings handspun cinema to life in real time using intimate, unassuming technologies. With vintage overhead projectors, shadow puppetry, actors, live-feed cameras, multi-channel sound design, and an onstage music ensemble, Manual Cinema creates cinematic wonderment imbued with immediacy, ingenuity, and theatricality—all within audience view.

Jul
20
Thu
Ada/Ava @ Avignon Off Festival (Avignon, France)
Jul 20 @ 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM

Bereaved of her twin sister Ava, septuagenarian Ada marks time in the patterns of a life built for two, until a mirror maze initiates a journey across the thresholds of life and death. “This Chicago troupe is conjuring phantasms to die for in an unclassifiable story of spectral beauty…” hails The New York Times. True to its name, Manual Cinema brings handspun cinema to life in real time using intimate, unassuming technologies. With vintage overhead projectors, shadow puppetry, actors, live-feed cameras, multi-channel sound design, and an onstage music ensemble, Manual Cinema creates cinematic wonderment imbued with immediacy, ingenuity, and theatricality—all within audience view.

Jul
21
Fri
Ada/Ava @ Avignon Off Festival (Avignon, France)
Jul 21 @ 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM

Bereaved of her twin sister Ava, septuagenarian Ada marks time in the patterns of a life built for two, until a mirror maze initiates a journey across the thresholds of life and death. “This Chicago troupe is conjuring phantasms to die for in an unclassifiable story of spectral beauty…” hails The New York Times. True to its name, Manual Cinema brings handspun cinema to life in real time using intimate, unassuming technologies. With vintage overhead projectors, shadow puppetry, actors, live-feed cameras, multi-channel sound design, and an onstage music ensemble, Manual Cinema creates cinematic wonderment imbued with immediacy, ingenuity, and theatricality—all within audience view.

Jul
22
Sat
Ada/Ava @ Avignon Off Festival (Avignon, France)
Jul 22 @ 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM

Bereaved of her twin sister Ava, septuagenarian Ada marks time in the patterns of a life built for two, until a mirror maze initiates a journey across the thresholds of life and death. “This Chicago troupe is conjuring phantasms to die for in an unclassifiable story of spectral beauty…” hails The New York Times. True to its name, Manual Cinema brings handspun cinema to life in real time using intimate, unassuming technologies. With vintage overhead projectors, shadow puppetry, actors, live-feed cameras, multi-channel sound design, and an onstage music ensemble, Manual Cinema creates cinematic wonderment imbued with immediacy, ingenuity, and theatricality—all within audience view.

Jul
23
Sun
Ada/Ava @ Avignon Off Festival (Avignon, France)
Jul 23 @ 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM

Bereaved of her twin sister Ava, septuagenarian Ada marks time in the patterns of a life built for two, until a mirror maze initiates a journey across the thresholds of life and death. “This Chicago troupe is conjuring phantasms to die for in an unclassifiable story of spectral beauty…” hails The New York Times. True to its name, Manual Cinema brings handspun cinema to life in real time using intimate, unassuming technologies. With vintage overhead projectors, shadow puppetry, actors, live-feed cameras, multi-channel sound design, and an onstage music ensemble, Manual Cinema creates cinematic wonderment imbued with immediacy, ingenuity, and theatricality—all within audience view.

Jul
25
Tue
Ada/Ava @ Avignon Off Festival (Avignon, France)
Jul 25 @ 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM

Bereaved of her twin sister Ava, septuagenarian Ada marks time in the patterns of a life built for two, until a mirror maze initiates a journey across the thresholds of life and death. “This Chicago troupe is conjuring phantasms to die for in an unclassifiable story of spectral beauty…” hails The New York Times. True to its name, Manual Cinema brings handspun cinema to life in real time using intimate, unassuming technologies. With vintage overhead projectors, shadow puppetry, actors, live-feed cameras, multi-channel sound design, and an onstage music ensemble, Manual Cinema creates cinematic wonderment imbued with immediacy, ingenuity, and theatricality—all within audience view.

Jul
26
Wed
Ada/Ava @ Avignon Off Festival (Avignon, France)
Jul 26 @ 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM

Bereaved of her twin sister Ava, septuagenarian Ada marks time in the patterns of a life built for two, until a mirror maze initiates a journey across the thresholds of life and death. “This Chicago troupe is conjuring phantasms to die for in an unclassifiable story of spectral beauty…” hails The New York Times. True to its name, Manual Cinema brings handspun cinema to life in real time using intimate, unassuming technologies. With vintage overhead projectors, shadow puppetry, actors, live-feed cameras, multi-channel sound design, and an onstage music ensemble, Manual Cinema creates cinematic wonderment imbued with immediacy, ingenuity, and theatricality—all within audience view.

Jul
27
Thu
Ada/Ava @ Avignon Off Festival (Avignon, France)
Jul 27 @ 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM

Bereaved of her twin sister Ava, septuagenarian Ada marks time in the patterns of a life built for two, until a mirror maze initiates a journey across the thresholds of life and death. “This Chicago troupe is conjuring phantasms to die for in an unclassifiable story of spectral beauty…” hails The New York Times. True to its name, Manual Cinema brings handspun cinema to life in real time using intimate, unassuming technologies. With vintage overhead projectors, shadow puppetry, actors, live-feed cameras, multi-channel sound design, and an onstage music ensemble, Manual Cinema creates cinematic wonderment imbued with immediacy, ingenuity, and theatricality—all within audience view.

Jul
28
Fri
Ada/Ava @ Avignon Off Festival (Avignon, France)
Jul 28 @ 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM

Bereaved of her twin sister Ava, septuagenarian Ada marks time in the patterns of a life built for two, until a mirror maze initiates a journey across the thresholds of life and death. “This Chicago troupe is conjuring phantasms to die for in an unclassifiable story of spectral beauty…” hails The New York Times. True to its name, Manual Cinema brings handspun cinema to life in real time using intimate, unassuming technologies. With vintage overhead projectors, shadow puppetry, actors, live-feed cameras, multi-channel sound design, and an onstage music ensemble, Manual Cinema creates cinematic wonderment imbued with immediacy, ingenuity, and theatricality—all within audience view.

Jul
29
Sat
Ada/Ava @ Avignon Off Festival (Avignon, France)
Jul 29 @ 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM

Bereaved of her twin sister Ava, septuagenarian Ada marks time in the patterns of a life built for two, until a mirror maze initiates a journey across the thresholds of life and death. “This Chicago troupe is conjuring phantasms to die for in an unclassifiable story of spectral beauty…” hails The New York Times. True to its name, Manual Cinema brings handspun cinema to life in real time using intimate, unassuming technologies. With vintage overhead projectors, shadow puppetry, actors, live-feed cameras, multi-channel sound design, and an onstage music ensemble, Manual Cinema creates cinematic wonderment imbued with immediacy, ingenuity, and theatricality—all within audience view.

Jul
30
Sun
Ada/Ava @ Avignon Off Festival (Avignon, France)
Jul 30 @ 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM

Bereaved of her twin sister Ava, septuagenarian Ada marks time in the patterns of a life built for two, until a mirror maze initiates a journey across the thresholds of life and death. “This Chicago troupe is conjuring phantasms to die for in an unclassifiable story of spectral beauty…” hails The New York Times. True to its name, Manual Cinema brings handspun cinema to life in real time using intimate, unassuming technologies. With vintage overhead projectors, shadow puppetry, actors, live-feed cameras, multi-channel sound design, and an onstage music ensemble, Manual Cinema creates cinematic wonderment imbued with immediacy, ingenuity, and theatricality—all within audience view.

Aug
2
Wed
Lula Del Ray @ Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Edinburgh, United Kingdom)
Aug 2 @ 4:00 PM – 5:05 PM

Lula del Ray is a mythic reinvention of the classic coming-of-age story. Told almost entirely without dialogue, Lula del Ray tells the tale of a lonely adolescent girl who lives with her mother in a mid-century American Southwest setting. After a chance encounter over the radio, Lula becomes obsessed with the country music duo the Baden Brothers. Inspired by their music, she runs away from home and encounters a world of danger, deception, and disappointment along the way. The production features an original score inspired by the music of Hank Williams, Roy Orbison and Patsy Cline.

Manual Cinema – Lula del Ray (Official Trailer) from Manual Cinema on Vimeo.

Aug
3
Thu
Lula Del Ray @ Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Edinburgh, United Kingdom)
Aug 3 @ 4:00 PM – 5:05 PM

Lula del Ray is a mythic reinvention of the classic coming-of-age story. Told almost entirely without dialogue, Lula del Ray tells the tale of a lonely adolescent girl who lives with her mother in a mid-century American Southwest setting. After a chance encounter over the radio, Lula becomes obsessed with the country music duo the Baden Brothers. Inspired by their music, she runs away from home and encounters a world of danger, deception, and disappointment along the way. The production features an original score inspired by the music of Hank Williams, Roy Orbison and Patsy Cline.

Manual Cinema – Lula del Ray (Official Trailer) from Manual Cinema on Vimeo.

Aug
4
Fri
Lula Del Ray @ Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Edinburgh, United Kingdom)
Aug 4 @ 4:00 PM – 5:05 PM

Lula del Ray is a mythic reinvention of the classic coming-of-age story. Told almost entirely without dialogue, Lula del Ray tells the tale of a lonely adolescent girl who lives with her mother in a mid-century American Southwest setting. After a chance encounter over the radio, Lula becomes obsessed with the country music duo the Baden Brothers. Inspired by their music, she runs away from home and encounters a world of danger, deception, and disappointment along the way. The production features an original score inspired by the music of Hank Williams, Roy Orbison and Patsy Cline.

Manual Cinema – Lula del Ray (Official Trailer) from Manual Cinema on Vimeo.

Ada/Ava @ Sommerfestival im Admiralspalast (Berlin, Germany)
Aug 4 @ 7:30 PM – 8:45 PM

Bereaved of her twin sister Ava, septuagenarian Ada marks time in the patterns of a life built for two, until a mirror maze initiates a journey across the thresholds of life and death. “This Chicago troupe is conjuring phantasms to die for in an unclassifiable story of spectral beauty…” hails The New York Times. True to its name, Manual Cinema brings handspun cinema to life in real time using intimate, unassuming technologies. With vintage overhead projectors, shadow puppetry, actors, live-feed cameras, multi-channel sound design, and an onstage music ensemble, Manual Cinema creates cinematic wonderment imbued with immediacy, ingenuity, and theatricality—all within audience view.

Aug
5
Sat
Ada/Ava @ Sommerfestival im Admiralspalast (Berlin, Germany)
Aug 5 @ 3:30 PM – 4:45 PM

Bereaved of her twin sister Ava, septuagenarian Ada marks time in the patterns of a life built for two, until a mirror maze initiates a journey across the thresholds of life and death. “This Chicago troupe is conjuring phantasms to die for in an unclassifiable story of spectral beauty…” hails The New York Times. True to its name, Manual Cinema brings handspun cinema to life in real time using intimate, unassuming technologies. With vintage overhead projectors, shadow puppetry, actors, live-feed cameras, multi-channel sound design, and an onstage music ensemble, Manual Cinema creates cinematic wonderment imbued with immediacy, ingenuity, and theatricality—all within audience view.

Lula Del Ray @ Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Edinburgh, United Kingdom)
Aug 5 @ 4:00 PM – 5:05 PM

Lula del Ray is a mythic reinvention of the classic coming-of-age story. Told almost entirely without dialogue, Lula del Ray tells the tale of a lonely adolescent girl who lives with her mother in a mid-century American Southwest setting. After a chance encounter over the radio, Lula becomes obsessed with the country music duo the Baden Brothers. Inspired by their music, she runs away from home and encounters a world of danger, deception, and disappointment along the way. The production features an original score inspired by the music of Hank Williams, Roy Orbison and Patsy Cline.

Manual Cinema – Lula del Ray (Official Trailer) from Manual Cinema on Vimeo.

Ada/Ava @ Sommerfestival im Admiralspalast (Berlin, Germany)
Aug 5 @ 7:30 PM – 8:45 PM

Bereaved of her twin sister Ava, septuagenarian Ada marks time in the patterns of a life built for two, until a mirror maze initiates a journey across the thresholds of life and death. “This Chicago troupe is conjuring phantasms to die for in an unclassifiable story of spectral beauty…” hails The New York Times. True to its name, Manual Cinema brings handspun cinema to life in real time using intimate, unassuming technologies. With vintage overhead projectors, shadow puppetry, actors, live-feed cameras, multi-channel sound design, and an onstage music ensemble, Manual Cinema creates cinematic wonderment imbued with immediacy, ingenuity, and theatricality—all within audience view.

Aug
6
Sun
Lula Del Ray @ Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Edinburgh, United Kingdom)
Aug 6 @ 4:00 PM – 5:05 PM

Lula del Ray is a mythic reinvention of the classic coming-of-age story. Told almost entirely without dialogue, Lula del Ray tells the tale of a lonely adolescent girl who lives with her mother in a mid-century American Southwest setting. After a chance encounter over the radio, Lula becomes obsessed with the country music duo the Baden Brothers. Inspired by their music, she runs away from home and encounters a world of danger, deception, and disappointment along the way. The production features an original score inspired by the music of Hank Williams, Roy Orbison and Patsy Cline.

Manual Cinema – Lula del Ray (Official Trailer) from Manual Cinema on Vimeo.

Ada/Ava @ Sommerfestival im Admiralspalast (Berlin, Germany)
Aug 6 @ 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM

Bereaved of her twin sister Ava, septuagenarian Ada marks time in the patterns of a life built for two, until a mirror maze initiates a journey across the thresholds of life and death. “This Chicago troupe is conjuring phantasms to die for in an unclassifiable story of spectral beauty…” hails The New York Times. True to its name, Manual Cinema brings handspun cinema to life in real time using intimate, unassuming technologies. With vintage overhead projectors, shadow puppetry, actors, live-feed cameras, multi-channel sound design, and an onstage music ensemble, Manual Cinema creates cinematic wonderment imbued with immediacy, ingenuity, and theatricality—all within audience view.