BRAND: A Second Coming
Friday, March 13
6:30PM - 8:28PM
713 Congress Ave
BRAND: A Second Coming follows comedian/author/activist Russell Brand as he dives headlong into drugs, sex & fame in an attempt to find happiness, only to realize that our culture feeds us bad ideas & empty idols. Through his stand up, Brand explores his own true icons -Gandhi, Che Guevara, Malcolm X & Jesus Christ- & evolves from addict & Hollywood star to an unexpected political disruptor & newfound hero to the underserved. Award-winning director, Ondi Timoner (Dig!, We Live In Public), explores the contradiction between Brand’s clarion call for revolution & his hunger to transcend pop fame. Will Brand hold fast against the roar of criticism to break out of the very system that built him?
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Director: Ondi Timoner
Producer: Ondi Timoner,
Cinematographer: Svetlana Cvetko
Editor: Ondi Timoner
Additional Credits: Editors: Tim Rush, Clay Zimmerman, David Timoner, Associate Producer/Production Coordinator: Brooke Mueller, Associate Producer: Nicholas Corcorran, Assistant Editor: Alexander Hadden
Principal Cast: Russell Brand
Director/Producer Ondi Timoner won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance twice - for Dig! ('04) about the collision of art & commerce through the story of two bands & We Live in Public ('09) about Internet visionary, Josh Harris. Both films reside in MoMA NY. Her other features include The Nature of the Beast (1994), Join Us (2007) & Cool It (2010).