EARLY VIDEO PERFORMANCE BY BLUE MAN GROUP


PICASSO WOULD HAVE MADE A GLORIOUS WAITER
Directed by Jonathan Schell

1994 / A Schell Brothers Production (independent)
VHS Video in Original Clamshell Case
35 minute runtime


Rare independent documentary profile of the artistry, struggles, and humor of the waiter-artists who worked for Glorious Food, a high-end New York City catering company and winner of the 1995 Student Academy Award for best experimental film, as well as seven other 1995 film festival awards.

Notable for featuring early performances by the original Blue Man Group (Chris Wink, Phil Stanton and Matt Goldman) at the Astor Place Theatre in New York before they achieved widespread fame they worked as waiters for Glorious Food from 1985 to 1991.

Also features segments profiling other staffers struggling to make it in New York:

Paul Smith - Pinhole Photographer
Quinn Lemley - Actress
Karl Kundinger - Concert Pianist
Werner Hoeflich - Painter
Bradley Glenn - Performance Artist

Jonathan Schell artfully presents the Glorious Food staff as they plan, set up, and serve at fabulously lavish gala events at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Guggenheim Museum, and elsewhere, with innovatively edited footage set to a beautifully scored orchestral soundtrack.



This film was also awarded:

Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival 1995
Special Jury Award

Aspen Shortsfest 1995
Special Recognition

Cracow Film Festival 1995
Bronze Dragon

Florida Film Festival 1995
Audience Award

SXSW Film Festival 1995
SXSW Competition Award - Documentary

WorldFest Charleston 1995
Gold Award

WorldFest Houston 1995
Gold Award


A very difficult to find piece of Blue Man Group memorabilia and a worthy addition to even the most advanced collection of Academy Award winning video.