Ken Jacobs film with Manorexia score at Sundance

Ken Jacobs’ film Seeking The Monkey King, which has a score by JG Thirlwell, will be showing in the Short Film Program at the Sundance Film Festival. The score is drawn and re-edited from the Manorexia album Dinoflagellate Blooms. The New York Times said “ “Seeking the Monkey King” is a reminder that, in a world of continuously streaming images, an artist like Mr. Jacobs challenges the tyranny of visual uniformity, and not simply with angry words. His work opens your ears and mind, and, simply put, has no like in the multiplex, the art house or even most festivals.” The film was just cited as one of the best of 2011 by Village Voice critic J.Hoberman.

The film will show at the following times in Utah:

01/23/12 4:00 p.m. Redstone Cinema 7, Park City
01/24/12 9:00 p.m. Tower Theatre, Salt Lake City
01/25/12 5:30 p.m. Prospector Square Theatre, Park City
01/28/12 6:15 p.m. Holiday Village Cinema 2, Park City

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About JG Thirlwell

  • JG Thirlwell is a composer, producer, recording artist and performer based in Brooklyn NY. With a extensive body of work that spans more than 25 years, Thirlwell has performed under such aliases as Foetus (all incarnations), Steroid Maximus, Manorexia, Xordox, Baby Zizanie, Wiseblood, DJ OTEFSU, Garage Monsters, Flesh Volcano, Immaculate Consumptive, Clint Ruin and more. In addition, Thirlwell has produced, mixed and/or performed on vast quantities of recordings including many of the releases on Lydia Lunch's Widowspeak label and artists as diverse as The The, Pantera, Nine Inch Nails, White Zombie, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Coil, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Arto Lindsay, Marc Almond, Swans and countless others. Today, Thirlwell continues to release new records and currently serves as the soundtrack composer for The Venture Brothers on Cartoon Network and Archer on FX.
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