Dear Chicago, You finally got your act together and are bringing Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then to you! You see, the lead actor of Gravity, Michael McGinley (who, by the way, is the chef at one of the bars with the best food your city has to offer), hails from you! Mike also helped arranged the theme song to Gravity, him & bandmate Alan Scalpone (both from the infamous Chicago based band The Bitter Tears) often play an assortment of horns in the live band for Gravity and one of the Gravity cinematographers, Holli Hopkins (turned McGinley! Congrats again!), also lives in your little city (where, by the way, she is a Production Assistant master on many a film set)!
Also, Chicago, Brent has worked a lot with Califone, one of many fine bands born in you! Brent even made a short, collaborative film with Califone in the very beginning of his animating career (posted here)! He even played piano in the short, a rare & beautiful thing for Brent (which can also be seen in the other vintage video posted here)! And, Chicago, lastly (and slightly unrelated but worth mentioning), when I first met Brent, before he lured me to the woodsy wilderness to make Gravity, I would send him postcards from the spectacular Rar Rar Press who it turns out resides within your concrete wilderness as well! Chicago, we (obviously) love you! Thanks for finally loving us back! With Love, Donna K.
YAY! Chicago! Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then will have it's Chicago premier at the Chicago International Movies & Music (CIMM!) Fest April 16th at 10:30 pm! Brendan won't be able to join us for this show (boo!)...but his secret substitute percussionist is someone we have never played with before, someone who has pretty much played with every band that has influenced me musically since the age of 15 (!). Who could it be.....???