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Tonight, the locally made film Strange Brand of Happy opens nationwide. The star and producer is in Los Angeles for the premiere there.
Listen to our interview here: Joe Boyd Interview
He's perhaps best known for the quirky characters he plays in films like Back to the Future, Charlie's Angels, and Hot Tub Time Machine, but Crispin Glover is not quirky like that. He's quirky in other ways.
But, that's not a fair assessment, exactly, either. He's intelligent. He's artistic. But, he also knows what he's doing, and he knows what he wants. Glover has his dreams, like many of us do, and he knows how to push for them. And he pushes hard, because he knows no-one is going to push for him. Our interview was delayed by about an hour, because he wanted the posters of his movies on the wall behind him, and his books on the table, and those promotional materials were not present.
Crispin Glover wants publicity for his movies, and that's completely understandable. They are, as stated in the interview, his labors of love. And he hasn't hired a publicist to fight for him, so he has to do the pushing himself. That kind of effort can come across as, at best, ecclectic, and at worst, in the territory of a prima donna. But, I don't think he's a diva, and I don't think he's the deranged artist who almost kicked David Letterman in the face. He's just a man who has a point of view, and who wants his voice to get a fair shake.
As for the break in the interview for him to send an e-mail? It was about three times as long in real life. I edited it for time. Make your own mind up.
Glover is in the Tri-State for the Cincinnati Film Festival. and he sat down for an exclusive interview with me.
His films will be screened, Tuesday and Wednesday night, at the Thompson House, in Newport. Visit the CFF's site for details.
The Reds are honoring Hall of Famer Joe Morgan this weekend, and as part of it, they reunited the members of the Big Red Machine known as the Great 8.
Joe now has a sculpture of him stealing a base, just outside of Great American Ballpark.
For more photos from the unveiling ceremony, Click Here
And to hear his comments, click here: Joe Morgan speech
Opening tonight, at the 20th Century theater in Oakley, is the 2013 Cincinnati Film Festival, with the world premiere of "Strange Brand of Happy", starring Academy Award winning Shirley Jones. And it was filmed locally.
But, as they say, that's not all.
There are screenings at Tower Place Mall, which has sat largely empty and ignored, once the City purchased it with plans to tear it down. But, for this weekend, the stores become theaters.
And Crispin Glover will be screening a pair of films at the Cincinnati Film Festival. You may remember him from Back to the Future, or from this:
The films he's screening, I'm told are like "the fever dream of a crazy person".
Those will be shown Sept 10 & 11, at the Thompson House.
Before, or after the screenings at Tower Place Mall, head over to Fountain Square for "Live It Up-Downtown", presented by DCI and the Downtown Residents Council. There's music, food trucks, and real live Downtowners talking about what it's like to live in the urban core. They'll also have a mock living room set up to demonstrate the coolness of living Downtown. That's from 3-10pm.
At the Krohn Conservatory, this Saturday, the 2013 Fall Show opens with Mitate: A Japanese Garden. It has bonsai trees, a koi pond, and a tiny tea house. Sunday morning, at 10, there's a special program on the principals Japanese garden design for use in American gardens.
Visit Cincinnati Parks for more info.