This is concert event #100!
Now for something different …
A concert, a three-course homemade vegetarian dinner, AND a feature length independent film screening, combined!
Subtitled in Spanish.
Film Screening: 21.30h
Hoy os traemos algo diferente…
Un concierto, una fantástica cena vegetariana de tres platos Y la proyección de un largometraje independiente, ¡todo combinado!
La película está subtitulada en español.
Entrada anticipada: €27 + IVA (discount extended, no refund)
Entrada: €35 (IVA included)
Puerta abierta: 20.00h
Presentación de la película: 21.30h
*incluye concierto de música, barra libre de cerveza y vino, refrescos, cena casera servida, largometraje, compañía agradable, honorario del organizador, honorario del anfitrión, producción, 10 € de cada boleto va a los artistas)
Come join Bright Blue Gorilla’s Robyn Rosenkrantz and Michael Glover, world-traveling musicians & filmmakers from Los Angeles. They’ll perform a 30-minute concert, we’ll enjoy the first two-courses of a catered vegetarian dinner, and dessert during the film. And of course we’ll have our usual array of beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages.
Bright Blue Gorilla photo by Rick Mendoza
Bright Blue Gorilla was born in 1990, when Robyn & Michael quit their L.A. jobs, sold everything they had (except their guitars), and bought one-way tickets to Amsterdam. (It was the cheapest ticket – $199 one-way!) BBG played in streets, cafes, concert halls, and worked their way up the artistic ladder. They began recording & distributing CDs, and touring worldwide. In 2005 they began writing-directing-producing feature films. How does all this add up? BBG has made 6 feature films, 12 CDs and over 4000 live performances!
Bright Blue Gorilla has released 12 CDs in various countries & configurations. Aside from CDs and live in concert, BBG has a lot of music in films & TV. Of course you’ll find BBG music in all the BBG movies. BBG songs are also in other film & TV shows like Dawson’s Creek, The Last Shot, Plain Jane, 100 Girls, and Freaky Links. Nokia also used BBG music in one of their commercials. (The commercial inspired the BBG song: “Raymond talks to the dead on his Nokia…”)
What can you expect at a Bright Blue Gorilla show? Beautiful vocal harmonies, lots of laughs, songs to inspire the soul, stories and comedy improvisation. BBG uses acoustic guitars, mini guitar, bongos, mystical drum, harmonium, tablas, harmonica, flute, and any strange instrument they can get their hands on!
Now it’s 2017 and Bright Blue Gorilla is on tour in USA & Europe for the release of Mr. Rudolpho’s Jubilee! BBG is touring with Rudolpho in the U.S. this summer, and in Europe in fall. Australia/New Zealand is planned for early 2018. (After Australia, it’s time to shoot the next film – feature film #7!)
MR. RUDOLPHO’S JUBILEE
Emmy winner Christiane Paul joins Francesco Mazzini and a strong ensemble cast in Mr. Rudolpho’s Jubilee. Mr. Rudolpho is an Italian fashion designer: Rich, famous, and depressed. Surrounded by luxury, monitored 24/7 by a security team, hated by the CEO of Rudolpho Inc., he’s a prisoner of success. Rudolpho’s been sketching something in his moleskin book for months, but nobody knows what it is. Turns out he’s making plans for suicide. Good timing, because the CEO is planning to bump him off. Rudolpho heads to Berlin for Fashion Week to end it all, with the killers not far behind.
But, this being a Bright Blue Gorilla film, things don’t always go as planned… He’s thrown in with some off-the-grid artists – the Boheems – who have no idea who he is. Thinking he’s destitute, they invite him to stay. Meanwhile, cops, killers, reporters, and Interpol all search for him. Rudolpho, happy in his hide-out, is hanging with the Boheems – and maybe falling for one of them… MRJ is a surreal comedy romance, told by two “Musical Angels”, aka Bright Blue Gorilla as the Greek Chorus. Part screwball comedy, part hippie musical, with a pinch of cop-show thrown in for flavor, Mr. Rudolpho’s Jubilee deliciously mixes up form and mashes up genre.
BBG shot Mr. Rudolpho’s Jubilee in Berlin and Italy – hot off the heels of their trip to the Beijing International Film Festival in support of Go with Le Flo. Go with Le Flo was featured at the festival.
Every Bright Blue Gorilla movie is a labor of love. You can get a sense of the the fun & supportive atmosphere at BBG shoots in the “making of” videos found in the end-credits of all their films. The cast and crew put a lot of creative energy into the projects – and they have a great time doing it. Michael writes, directs & edits, and Robyn produces. (By the way, if you’d like to help BBG make their uplifting films, please donate to the BBG Film Fund, or email if you’d like to help with one of the productions.)
BBG started making movies after they got a Hollywood break: appearing in the Alec Baldwin film, The Last Shot. (During this time Michael was working as dailies editor for the MTV show, The Osbournes – where he learned to edit.) During The Last Shot, inspiration struck and Michael wrote the screenplay for their 1st film, Sister Sarah’s Sky. Script in hand, Robyn and Michael decided to take their paycheck from “The Last Shot”, buy a movie camera, and shoot their debut feature.
Connect with BBG on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other website here.
The Bright Blue Gorilla concert and Mr. Rudolpho’s Jubilee film Dinner Show will begin at 20.00 on Thursday, October 19th. Bring your positive energy and a cushion to sit on. Lively conversation, new friends and more, before and after the performance. Come join us!
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Also … a BBG Workshop & Lunch on Saturday, October 21st for those who want to change from hobby musician working a day job to full-time musician and or filmmaker!
On Saturday October 21st, Robyn and Michael will offer a BBG Workshop & Lunch from 12.00h to 17.00h – a practical and inspiring course on how to maximize your creative powers and live successfully as an independent artist in the music and/or film world.
Each day will have it’s own separate event sign up for those who wish to come on either the Thursday or Friday for the concert, dinner and film as well as on Saturday for the 4-hour workshop. There are only ten spots available for those who wish to take this course. The five-hour workshop is in English.
QUOTES FROM BBG WORKSHOP STUDENTS
“It’s amazing how just two people can radiate so much energy. My meeting with Michael and Robyn was definitely something I’ll always remember. Besides being such inspiring people just by their ways, I also learnt a lot of good things from them about the world of showbusiness. I’d wish for everyone to be able to meet with them and gain some of their wisdom.” -Music Student, Denmark
“I am one of those students you inspired today at the dffb.It was great! your performance was inspiring, ……energizing! …a lot of fun, ….it was just great!” -Film Student, Germany
“It’s not everyday that you meet creativity… I had the pleasure of meeting Bright Blue Gorilla…The world is their playground, they’re inspired by humor and humanity… they opened my eyes with that attitude and gave me the courage to go my own way. It is very easy to lose your dream. This is why we need artists like BBG. They keep hope alive.” -Film Student, Denmark
Bright Blue Gorilla has done workshops, special events, panels at:
Folk Alliance, Washington D.C., USA
The End of the Pier Int’l Film Festival, Bognor Regis, UK
Warsaw Film Festival, Poland
SMTV Film Festival, Mumbai, India
AFIA Film Festival, Aarhus, Denmark
The Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus, Denmark
Copenhagen Songwriters Festival Denmark
The European Film College, Ebeltoft, Denmark
Danish Musicians Union Art Lab, Copenhagen, Denmark
Engelsholm School of Art & Music, Denmark
Dutch Pop Academy NPAC, Utrecht, Netherlands
Rock School Dronten, Netherlands
Leiden University Short Film Festival, Netherlands
Find out more and reserve your spot for the BBG Workshop & Lunch here!
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