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Introducing Stanley Cuba

The Debut of UCSB Grad Per Anderson’s First Feature

By Rachel Weight

UCSB grad Per
Anderson
is debuting his first feature film, Stanley Cuba, January 27,
at 9 p.m. at Victoria Theater as part of the fest. stanley%20poster.jpg Anderson wrote and directed the
feature, which stars emerging comedy star Mike Birbiglia, who has appeared on
Letterman, Leno, and Comedy Central, as Stanley, a photographer
whose life parallels legendary director Stanley
Kubrick
.

The film follows Stanley through a particularly rough week as he
searches for his lost dog, Spartacus, recovers from a breakup, runs
from intellectual property lawyers, and tries to find salvation
through his art by winning a photography competition. A clever
parody of Kubrick’s life and work, his fans will notice the
imitation of the topics, sets, styles, and techniques used by
Anderson from Kubrick cult classics such as A Clockwork
Orange
, Eyes Wide Shut, and
The
Shining
.

Not only a parody of Kubrick’s biography and films, the feature
scandalizes intellectual property, the seriousness of high art, and
parody itself, as Birbiglia’s Stanley explores the post-modern
passions and obsessions of an artist living through the crisis in
the information age. stanley%201.jpg This deadpan comedy is sure to
entertain, especially those familiar with Kubrick’s
masterpieces.

For other showtimes and more description, go
here
.

See the official Stanley
Cuba
website here
.

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