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Will It See The Light Of Day? Vincent Gallo Reveals New Project 'April' Co-Starring Late Porn Star Jamie Gillis

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by Charlie Schmidlin
August 9, 2013 11:19 AM
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Aside from brief roles in films like “Two Days In New York” for Julie Delpy (see below) or Japanese director Junji Sakamoto in Human Trust, Vincent Gallo has so far largely kept his promise of focusing on ethereal self-made works—of the moment and sheltered from the “dark energies of the public.” Along with his discussed philosophy, he denied his 2010 directorial effort, “Promises Written on Water” a proper release, and so when a new, mysterious project appears on the actor’s web site, temper your expectations accordingly.

In the “Acting” section of VincentGallo.com, a new film credit has been added at the top—an 88-minute film entitled “April”—with only a few sparse but intriguing details accompanying it. Alongside the predictable credits of  “written, produced, and directed” by Gallo (also playing the lead, “Seth Goldstone”), there is also a co-star, James Ira Gurman. If that actor sounds unfamiliar, it is actually the birth name of adult film star/director Jamie Gillis, who died in 2010—an unfortunate fact that brings up questions surrounding the origins of “April,” and just how long it’s been around (the production year is listed as 2013).

Is 2013 an actual release date? A note of completion? Or simply the finished film that Gallo wanted to let “rest in peace” around the time of “Promises”? As ever with the artist/filmmaker, don’t expect a comprehensive answer any time soon, but hopefully we’ll see some portion of it before he whisks the film off to his archives. (via @cmasonwells)



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  • Jimmy | October 21, 2013 8:15 PMReply

    Vincent Gallo is the craziest person alive. He's also probably the funniest person alive. His website is half full of broken links that do nothing. The rest of his site have static text of him berating his fans, and it's hilarious. The Brown Bunny is the weirdest freaking movie you're going to see. I'm watching Vince Gallo drive a car like I'm in the back seat, and somehow it's funny. I absolutely loved Buffalo 66 though, one of my favorite movies of all time. Great story, good star power and his was really funny in it. Especially the scenes with Goon.

  • Emma | August 29, 2013 7:55 AMReply

    I always thought he looked like a priest...

  • Melissa | August 29, 2013 1:54 AMReply

    The Brown Bunny is one of the two the best films I have ever seen. It was so beautiful and it stayed on my mind for weeks afterwords. It changed the way I look at cinema. I saw Vincent Gallo's film Promises Written in Water at the Toronto film festival a few years ago. I drove there from New York City just to see the film. I met a friend of Vincent's who told me it may be the last screening of the film so I did whatever to see it in Toronto. Promises Written in Water is the other one of the two best films I have ever seen. It is incredible and like nothing else.

  • Mark W | August 17, 2013 3:45 PMReply

    Vincent Gallo is GREAT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anne Carmichael | August 10, 2013 1:48 PMReply

    I kind of understand why Vincent Gallo would not care to release his movies or other creative endeavors. The public is harsh, silly and always looking to demean talented people. Mr. Gallo gets more flack than anyone else. I think it is because he is so different from the rest of the movie crowd and different from the typical artist type. I really really wish I could see his new films though as the two he has released are my favorites of anything I have seen in the past 20 years. I just saw him play a music show in SF last weekend which was so fu-king beautiful. I felt very lucky to be there. Everybody seemed to be really moved by the performance. Stunning guy

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