It’s Crispin Glover’s new movie and it’s opening this weekend at American Cinematheque. The movie is described as “Being the adventures of a young man whose principle interests are snails, salt, a pipe, and how to get home. As tormented by an hubristic, racist inner psyche.” And Glover plays “the Dueling Demi-God Auteur and The young man’s inner psyche.” I personally can’t wait!
Last month San Francisco metblogger Darren Mckeeman interviewed Crispin Glover when he was up north. This weekend, you have your own chance to experience him yourself.
American Cinematheque has graciously offered two tickets to their Friday night screening of What is it? How do you win these tickets? Share your own Crispin Glover story. Here are a few Crispin memories from us.
Michele spotted him once in Gold’s Gym:
I saw him once at the Gold’s Gym in Hollywood. He was awkwardly using the stairclimber. Not the one that’s got, like, little feet on it, but the one that’s actually stairs on a conveyor belt. He just kept desperately lunging forward, going nowhere. I was in love.
With all this Crispin talk, I had to throw in my two pixels worth about my fellow high school classmate in the form of the only photo of him in the 1982 Beverly Hills High School yearbook, in which he’s pictured in a scene from the school’s spring musical “West Side Story.” If memory serves I believe he played Officer Krupke. The semi-
highlighted caption reads “Crispin Glover commands authority.” Indeed.
My own story spanned back when I was a married woman. The X and I were obsessed with Crispin. Somehow he tracked down Crispin’s phone number. We were ordering RatCatcher – one of Crispin’s “modified” books. When he called the number to order the book Crispin’s mom answered and said “let me have Crispin call you back. I’m making him a sandwich. I’m his mother.”
Colleen noted about finding Crispin’s phone number
Not too hard, if you were checking in the early-mid-’90s: he was listed in the LA phone book. I know. I checked :-)
Do you have a good Crispin story? Do you want free tickets to Friday’s show? Then respond in the comments. Come Friday morning we’ll have a winner! I’ll also burn you a CD with some of Crispin’s “songs”. And see ya at the show!