The Flaming Lips Are Landing

by Matthew Curtis
October 13, 2008 12:08 PM
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CHRISTMAS ON MARS is finally coming to Orlando. The long-awaited (and we do mean long), micro-budget, sci-fi, self-described "fantastical film freakout" was actually conceived by Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne back in 2001, and we've been looking forward to it and in hot pursuit ever since. In fact, my very first show in Orlando after moving down from NYC in September, '87, was the Lips in a club off of South O.B.T. somewhere (nice neighborhood), and the Florida Film Festival was honored to have the East Coast Premieres and 2nd US showings of both Bradley Beesley's previous projects starring the band, THE FLAMING LIPS HAVE LANDED (2000) and FEARLESS FREAKS (2005).

This Saturday, October 18, at 1:00 and 11:59 PM, Enzian is proud to present, in glorious 35mm, the Florida Premiere of the film that the Village Voice compared to both David Lynch's ERASERHEAD and John Carpenter's DARK STAR. So don't wait for the DVD release in November you wusses--this is your one and only chance (actually two) to catch this trippy, bizarre, utterly ridiculous and highly inventive sci-fi fable from one of the coolest bands on the planet on the big screen. Hell, even SNL's Fred Armisen and the Hebrew Hammer himself, Adam Goldberg, make cameos. And remember to hang on to your ticket stub and redeem it for $2 off at Park Ave CDs when the DVD actually does see the light of day (one fan called it "the Chinese Democracy of DVDs.")

--Matthew

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