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Terry Gilliam Short "The Wholly Family" To Screen Online on January 23

Photo of Jacob Combs By Jacob Combs | Thompson on Hollywood January 17, 2012 at 4:28PM

It'd be a mistake for anyone to call one-time Monty Python member Terry Gilliam a conventional filmmaker, but with his new short, "The Wholly Family," the imaginative director is now trying something completely different: an online screening of the film, made possible by sponsor The Guardian.
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It'd be a mistake for anyone to call one-time Monty Python member Terry Gilliam a conventional filmmaker, but with his new short, "The Wholly Family," the imaginative director is now trying something completely different: an online screening of the film, made possible by sponsor  The Guardian.

"The Wholly Family" follows an American family vacationing in Naples and the surreal visions of their young son after he steals a Pulcinella—the black masked unofficial mascot of the city—from a street cart.

The film will live stream on the Guardian's website starting at 7pm UK time on January 23rd, and will cost £1.99, available to anyone in the world (bar Italy).  Viewers who log in that night can also watch a live interview and Q&A with Gilliam. The film will be available online for two weeks. North American viewers can access it via guardiannews.com in the States.
 

This article is related to: Terry Gilliam, Web/Tech, Shorts, Short Film, Shorts


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.