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David Russo's "Little Dizzle" Premieres at Laemmle's 5 in Los Angeles

June 22, 2010



Laemmle's Sunset 5 West Hollywood, CA June 25–July 1, 5:00pm daily 2008 Film/Video grantee David Russo's Creative Capital project, the acclaimed film The Immaculate Conception of Little Dizzle, will have its West Coast premiere this week at Laemmle's Sunset 5 in Los Angeles. Russo will introduce the film, which The New York Times likened to "Clerks reimagined by William S. Burroughs," at the Friday and Saturday screenings. Little Dizzle follows Dory (Marshall Allman), who leaves his boring desk job to join a group of eccentric janitors at a chemical research company and winds up having an extremely unique, chemically-induced experience. The film combines self-referential documentary and animation with humorous, poetic narrative, using male miscarriage as a surreal, playful metaphor for unrealized ambitions and as a commentary on gender roles. In addition to a week-long run at Tribeca Cinemas in New York this spring, Little Dizzle was also available for instant, at-home viewing via cable providers nationwide through Tribeca Film On Demand. The film will screen in Seattle, WA, later this summer and will be available on DVD later this year. Little Dizzle is distributed by Tribeca Film. About Creative Capital Creative Capital is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to providing integrated financial and advisory support to artists pursuing adventurous projects in five disciplines: Emerging Fields, Film/Video, Innovative Literature, and Performing and Visual Arts. Working in long-term partnership with artists, Creative Capital’s pioneering approach to support combines funding, counsel and career development services to enable a project’s success and foster a sustainable practice for its grantees. In its first decade, Creative Capital has committed more than $20 million in financial and advisory support to 325 projects representing 406 artists, and has reached an additional 3,000 artists in more than 50 communities around the country through its Professional Development Program. Creative Capital currently receives support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, The TOBY Fund, The Nathan Cummings Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation, the William K. Bowes, Jr. Foundation, the Muriel Pollia Foundation, Catharine and Jeffrey Soros and more than 150 other institutional and individual donors. Back to Listing