The College of Physicians of Philadelphia will screen "Through the Weeping Glass: On the Consolations of Life Everlasting (Limbos & Afterbreezes in the Mütter Museum)," the most recent film from the internationally renowned twin filmmakers Quay brothers, formerly of Philly. The College of Physicians debuted the film last September, but to celelbrate the release of the DVD, they'll host another screening on Saturday, March 3. After the screening, Robert Hicks, PhD, Measey Chair for the History of Medicine, Director of the Mütter Museum & Historical Medical Library, will speak. Tickets can be purchased here: $10 includes entry to the screening and a copy of the DVD, $20 gets you additional entry into the Mutter Museum.
"Through the Weeping Glass" takes a compassionate look at the skeletons, specimens and general oddities that populate the Mutter Museum in the Quay's decidedly different style. Stephen and Timothy Quay, born in Norristown and educated at the University of the Arts are known for their expirmental, meticulous stop animation with often creepy undertones. In short, the perfect people to honor Mutter. This short, narrated by stage great Derek Jacobi, is the first film made in the U.S. by the brothers, who relocated to Europe shortly after graduating from UArts. Many of their films, including the short film collection, "Phantom Collections," are currently streaming on Netflix.
Below, Hicks interviewed the Quay brothers for his adorably-titled web series, "No Bones About It."