Quiet Storm

Ru Hosts Eliza Wren’s Return To Oz Sundance Screening

Singer Eliza Wren has composed her own score to Walter Murch’s Oz sequel and will be debuting the music at the Sundance Film Festival along with footage from the film. According to SL Weekly the event will be hosted by Balk herself.

More about Wren’s project here. 


The Salt Lake Tribune has an article on the event with quotes from Balk about it as well as another questioning whether the concept is “preposterous” or not.

Poster from EWERCS

Personal Appearance in March

It seems Fairuza will be making a personal appearance at Monster Mania horror convention in Cherry Hill, NJ in March.  For tickets, more info, click here.

Ru Makes The Humboldt County DVD Cover

Despite not appearing in the film past the first 20 minutes or so, Balk is featured prominently on the cover for the DVD, due Jan. 13, in front of the controversial joint image.  

DVD News

Two significant Ru related DVD releases were announced this week. According to Amazon, Humboldt County will be out on disc on January 13 (preorder here) and, as brought to our attention by forum member Cornelius, the A&E mini-series Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story  will see release on on December 16 (more information at TV Shows On DVD here).

By the way, the Humboldt County  soundtrack, including the song Fairuza sings “I Want You To Be My Baby”, is now available on iTunes (see this thread)

Tired of Waiting for Humboldt County? Make it Happen!

In the most recent post in their director’s blog Mr. Grodsky and Mr. Jacobs have laid out a proposition to independent film enthusiasts interested in forming “Lost Coast Local” teams in different that would be provided with promotional materials such as posters, postcards, something called “rolling papers”, etc. to help promote the film and arrange sneak preview screenings.


The page about the MPAA and the poster on the blog referred to in my previous post has been removed, but this new one does mention the official site is now temporarily down (replaced with a placeholder with a nice cast picture) in order to meet MPAA standards, so evidently all is status quo there.

Humboldt County Poster Banned By The MPAA?

Humboldt County co-director Darren Grodsky wrote a few days ago at their blog that the MPAA has found (or likely to find) their current poster to be unacceptable on the grounds that “references to drugs/drug paraphernalia” are not allowed in advertising (evidently falling under the category vaguely defined on their website as “other material that most parents would find unacceptable for their younger children to see or hear”) So the MPAA is an inscrutable star chamber, no news there, rather than gnashing teeth Mr. Grodsky suggests:

“And so, should we be forced by the MPAA to change our poster to a more “subtle” version, I suggest to each and every one of you who encounters this blog:

Let’s pepper the world & the world wide web with our “Smoking Joint” poster, which may soon become a limited edition piece. We’ll do our part to include it everywhere (When you check out the promos we recently shot, you’ll notice we managed to fit it in a few different places). See if you can find ways to show off the smoking joint poster. This will turn out to be win-win as both a way to stick it to the “man” and also a way to promote the film, a task in which we need all the help we can get…”


Being well sympathetic to the cause, we here at Quiet Storm are prepared to do our part

Ru Signs On For Herzog’s Bad Lieutenant

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ms. Balk has just made an enemy of Abel Ferrara, the director of Bad Lieutenant (who recently said of all involved in the remake of the film “I wish these people die in Hell. I hope they’re all in the same streetcar, and it blows up” which was met with a  “I have no idea who he is. Is he Italian? Is he French? Who is he?” from the difficult to faze Herzog – this is, after all,  a man who brushed off being shot with an air rifle with a nonchalant “It was not a significant bullet. It does not surprise me to be shot at.”) by signing on for an as yet unknown role in Herzog’s film. Val Kilmer and Brad Dourif who have appeared alongside Ru in The Island of Dr. Moreau and Humboldt County respectively are also on board. Now just stay offboard those streetcars.

Magnolia Buys Humboldt County

Variety has reported what first appeared in the director’s blog about Humboldt County being sold to Magnolia Pictures and what appeared in an HD Net press release about the film’s premiere to be by video on demand and that plans are then for a theatrical release in September starting in Austin, TX and, of course, Eureka, CA (the director’s blog doesn’t quite jibe with this saying the opening weekend will be San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, Chicago and Austin)

Update: Official Press Release at the directors blog


Fairuza Joins “Thicker”?

Not much hard information aside from Ru showing up on the IMDb page for this feature length version of a short film entitled Enfants Terribles (trailer), identified as playing a character named “Lonely”. Confirmed cast include Peter Facinelli,  Jason Lee, Alison Pill, Peter Stormare, Amanda Plummer, Bobby Cannavale, Christopher Lloyd and James LeGros.

Grindstone Road Trailer

Peace Arch Entertainment has put up a trailer for the movie which you can see here. The DVD is set for release on May 20 and can be pre-ordered from Amazon here. 

RHI Entertainment has a small factsheet with five picture gallery here. 

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