LULA DEL RAY is performed with overhead projectors, shadow puppets, actors in silhouette, and live music. Told almost entirely sans dialogue, LULA DEL RAY is the story of a lonely adolescent girl who lives with her mother on the outskirts of a vast satellite array in the middle of the desert. After a chance encounter over the radio, Lula becomes obsessed with a soulful country music duo, the Baden Brothers. Inspired by their music, she runs away from home and into a world of danger, deception, and disappointment.
Manual Cinema’s 10th Anniversary Retrospectacular! is a month-long virtual birthday party featuring four of the company’s most seminal shows from the past 10 years on multi-camera, high-definition video, streaming for FREE July 27-August 23. The streams come with a suggested donation to Manual Cinema to compensate for lost touring income due to Covid-19. In addition, each week, Manual Cinema will host live, online, virtual talkbacks reuniting each production’s creators, collaborators and fans.
All four shows will be free to enjoy here at manualcinema.com/watch. Each week’s show will be posted on Monday at 12pm CST, where it will be available 24/7 on-demand until the following Monday at 12pm CST, when it will be replaced with the next week’s show!
Lula Del Ray, Saturday, August 1, 8pm CST
The End of TV, Saturday, August 8, 8pm CST
No Blue Memories, Saturday, August 15, 8pm CST
Frankenstein, Friday, August 21, 8pm CST