In today’s Marlon Brando Newsletter we discuss the new documentary film Listen to Me Marlon, its Sundance premiere and upcoming screenings, as well as our social media contest #MyBestBrando, new Brando happenings around the world, new DVD/Blu-ray releases and more!
The world premiere of Listen to Me Marlon at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival was a big success. Built around Marlon Brando’s personal archive, the film has been getting a wonderful response (see review links below), and will receive a world wide release later this year.
‘Brickman Brando Bubble Boom’ at Ellen Stewart Theater
Marlon Brando made his 21st-century Off Off Broadway debut this week, at the Ellen Stewart Theater on East Fourth Street. Dead for more than a decade, Brando looks great and not so great in the role of Sir John Brickman, a self-made British property baron of the 19th century.
“Marlon had an expression, he’d say: Let’s go out and jiggle the molecules.” – Quincy Jones
Throughout the history of art, there have arguably been only a handful of artists in any medium that reconfigured the way we perceive life and our place within it. Painters Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso famously challenged our sense of sight with Cubism. Jazz musicians and composers Thelonious Monk and Miles Davis did nothing less than...
“Listen to Me Marlon”
United Kingdom (Director and screenwriter: Stevan Riley, Co-writer: Peter Ettedgui) — With exclusive access to previously unheard audio archives, this is the definitive Marlon Brando cinema documentary. Charting his exceptional career and extraordinary life away from the stage and screen, the film fully explores the complexities of the man by telling the story uniquely in Marlon ‘s own voice. World Premiere.
If you’ve enjoyed photos of Marlon Brando from the mid 1950s (most notably on the sets of The Wild One and Guys and Dolls) you’ve no doubt enjoyed the fantastic photography of Mr. Phil Stern. A legend in the business of celebrity photography from Hollywood’s golden era, a google images search will take you down a rabbit hole of beauty to occupy a weekend (or better yet, check out his official website, philsternarchives.com)....
Now, when Johnny Depp recently gave an interview to Details magazine, you might have expected a lot of things – after all, Depp is a pretty renowned bon vivant and general eccentric – but genuinely touching life advice probably isn’t one of them.
Especially since that same advice comes not direct from Depp, but from acting legend Marlon Brando.