CATEGORIES Comedy, Drama, Independent, New Releases, Distribution, Home Entertainment, Cinematical Indie, Features, Movie News, New Releases, CinematicalYou have to give credit to a man who takes his desire to a new level (without being fatal). Eddie Jablowsky loved deception -- so much so that he not only changed his name to the punning Alan "Conn" and then "Conway," but he also decided to take it a step beyond run-of-the-mill bamboozling. In the 1990's, while Stanley Kubrick steeped in seclusion, Conway became a living dedication to the man. He pretended to be the famous director throughout London, fooling producers, actors and practically everyone in-between, including New York Times reviewer Frank Rich. It didn't matter whether the people had met him or not, and it didn't even matter that the deceiver didn't look like Kubrick. They bought it...suckers.
Naturally, it is the sort of story to make a movie about, and Brian W. Cook did, which Martha Fischer reviewed last May from the Tribeca Film Festival. While this is Cook's directorial feature debut, he actually worked with Kubrick on his last film, Eyes Wide Shut. Colour Me Kubrick: A True...ish Story is a collection of scenarios that has Conway conning his way, pardon the pun, through London -- all played by the lusciously campy John Malkovich. (Although Martha says that the film was stolen by controversial British conservative Jim Davidson, who plays Conway's lover, Lee Pratt.) Either way, I'm itching to see more pink-infused Malkovich, and strangeness. While there is no trailer online for the film, there is a terribly, aggravatingly short teaser up on the official website. The movie will be released in theaters and through HDNet Movies on March 23, with a DVD release to follow on the 27th.