|Friday Dec 05, 2014 8:00 PM - Saturday Dec 13, 2014 8:00 PM | $15.00 - $25.00
Now and at the Hour
The long awaited release of the documentary performance film of Christian Cagigal's most lauded work, Now and at the Hour is finally here. Four special screenings at The EXIT Theatre, preceded by a live show by Christian. These screenings will be followed shortly after by the online release of the film.
Back in early 2011, best friends Christian Cagigal and internationally recognized filmmaker, H.P. Mendoza, filmed three special performances of "Now and at the Hour" before live audiences at EXIT Theatre. They added to that documentary interviews with independent theatre artists in the Bay Area. But soon, both Mendoza and Cagigal were whisked into their individual careers and successes which took them away from finishing this very DIY film project. But, the day is finally here. This December, The EXIT Theatre along with Mendoza's film company, Ersatz Film, that he co-founded with partner, Mark Del Lima, will be screening the film of "Now and at the Hour" before giving it its online release.
Best Solo Show - "Now and at the Hour" - Theatre Bay Area Awards 2014
Awards for Christian Cagigal
Best of the Bay - The Bay Guardian 2014
Best of the Bay - The Bay Guardian 2013
Best of the Bay - The Bay Guardian 2010
Mastermind Award - SF Weekly 2013
"Now and at the Hour is a unique and genuine theatrical experience that should not be missed"
"Think Ricky Jay meets Spaulding Gray - and think, why isn't there more of this kind of thing?"
- Flavorpill, Chicago
"[A] poetic rumination on his life and father in the form of a magic show..."
- Minnesota Playlist
"Now and at the Hour bravely entrusts its success into the open-mindedness of its audience and the storytelling talent of its performer, and the results are admirable, breathtaking, and fittingly magic."
- Montréal-Charlebois Post
"The appearance of occult powers was strong enough to leave me feeling unsettled and slightly violated for the rest of the evening"
- SF Weekly
Christian Cagigal - Magician/Writer/Performer
Cagigal has been named one of "Ten Bay Area artists on their way to becoming icons," by the SF Weekly and was awarded Best of the Bay by The Bay Guardian. He's been an Artist in Residence at The EXIT Theatre in San Francisco since 2006 and an Artist in Residence at Beyond the Mountain in Montréal, Canada since 2012.
His previous shows The 13 Steps, the popular The Pandora Experiment, the long running OBSCURA, the secretive happenings of The Collection which ran for a marathon of 13 straight nights of shows and the critically acclaimed Now and at the Hour which has been seen in New York, Montréal, Chicago, Minneapolis, Berkeley and San Francisco, have played to sold out houses and extended runs. The final San Francisco performances of Now and at the Hour took place at EXIT Theatre this past Summer. The final performance, ever, of "Now and at the Hour" will take place on Sunday, November 23rd, 2014 at the Marigny Opera as part of the New Orleans Fringe Festival.
H.P. Mendoza - Producer/Director
H.P. Mendoza is an internationally recognized filmmaker based in San Francisco best known as the screenwriter and composer of "Colma: The Musical." He founded Ersatz Film with his partner Mark Del Lima in 2008 with his directorial debut, "Fruit Fly," which is the winner of two Best Picture awards. His current film, "I Am a Ghost," has garnered four Best Picture awards and placement in over a dozen Top 10 Lists. Apart from the features and shorts produced for Ersatz Film, Mendoza has also written music for several films, television shows and plays and will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of his first album, "Everything is Pop," in 2014.
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156 Eddy St
San Francisco, CA 94102
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