Friday, August 18, 2006
Let Us Now Praise: ‘Brothers of the Head’ filmmakers Keith Fulton and Louis Pepe
Original is a rare film description but it perfectly sums up filmmaker duo Keith Fulton and Louis Pepe’s edgy Rock-and-Roll drama “Brothers of the Head.” As much a faux documentary as a straight-on adaptation of Brian Aldiss’ novel about Siamese twins leading a ’70s Glam Rock band, Fulton and Pepe accomplish the near impossible. With their new movie, they capture the rebellious spirit of Rock-and-Roll.
Conjoined twins Tom and Barry Howe (Luke and Harry Treadway) turn the challenges of their lives into artistic fuel for their Punk songs. Fame is within reach, if that’s what they want.
Fulton and Pepe’s debut feature, “Lost in La Mancha,” an in-depth expose of Terry Gilliam’s failed attempt at adapting Cervantes’ classic story of Don Quixote, introduced them to the public in a glorious manner.
For their follow-up, the creative duo step into outlandish territory with a film both distinct, risky and a brave twist on the non-non-fiction movie.
“Brothers of the Head” made its North American premiere at the 2005 Toronto International Film Festival. IFC Films will release it in theaters across America throughout August and September.