The American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theatre in Los Angeles will present the L.A. Premiere of the amazing music doc “Gigantic: A Tale of Two Johns,” a film about They Might Be Giants. Band member John Flansburg, Director AJ Schnack and Producer Shirley Moyers will appear in person to present the film on Tuesday, July 9th at about 7:30PM.
For the past two decades, They Might Be Giants have crafted some of the most unusual and poetic pop music around. Recent recipients of a Grammy Award for “Boss of Me” (theme from “Malcolm in the Middle”), TMBG took the music world by storm in the mid-80’s with Dial-a-Song, a free, answering machine-based song service that still operates at 718/387-6962, and with their ingenious music videos. Casual or non-fans will finally understand the TMBG universe and the devotion/obsession of hardcore followers. The film features interviews with musicians Frank Black (Pixies), Mark Hoppus (Blink 182) and Syd Straw, author Dave Eggers (“A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius”) and Ira Glass (Host of NPR’s “This Is American Life.”)
For all things officially “Gigantic,” pay a visit to the official film site. For more from the Egyptian Theatre and American Cinematheque, you can ccheck out their online home, too.