Adam Green Discusses The World Of His Movie "Aladdin"
Tue, 30 Aug 2016 08:52:41
Adam Green is famed for his prolific approach to craft. Whether it's in his early work with the Moldy Peaches, his solo projects, collaborative album with Binki Shapiro, his artwork, hat design or making movies, the New York native appears to have only two speeds - "sleep" or "work". His latest work is a full-length musical movie, retelling the classic tale of Aladdin, relocated in time and place from ancient Persia to a modern day Brooklyn-esque city. The project is an unfettered expression of Green's creativity, it's an explosion of ideas, color and fun, and it's compelling viewing.
With a cast of friends and NYC artisans including Macaulay Culkin, Natasha Lyonne, Alia Shawkat, and former Moldy Peach Jack Dishel, Aladdin is a low budget odyssey that toys with audience expectations, timeless archetypes and some modern twists… oh, and some of Green's best songwriting to date.
Ahead of a tour on which Green is playing tunes from his entire back catalog, along with music from the movie in a live show that follows screenings of the film, ARTISTdirect's Christopher Friedmann sat down with the artist to discuss his ambitious project, the team involved in supporting his dreams and the timelessness of a good story.
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