Adam Green
Eccentric jack-of-all-art-trades Adam Green has finally announced a tour schedule that will showcase his latest multimedia accomplishment, Adam Green’s Aladdin, including a stop on October 4th at The Chapel.

The modern re-imagining of the Arabian Nights classic stars Green as the titular character, and explores the recesses of his symbolic imagination wherein the lamp is a 3D printer, the princess is a decadent socialite, the planet gets a sex change, and its population prints out an analog version of the Internet.

Accompanying the announcement is the release of the video for the track “Me From Far Away” off of the show’s soundtrack. The full-length film will be screened before all concerts. The new video is comprised of tour and concert footage: If you’d like to see what the experience is like, watch below.

“With Aladdin, I wanted to create a single and unified experience to showcase my music, art and writing,” said Green. “When creating Aladdin, I approached the script like it was a song. It has been the creative journey of a lifetime, and I’m so excited to put this out!”

The movie was filmed entirely with handmade papier-máche sets, with more than 500 props and 30 rooms constructed out of phone books, newspapers, glue, and house paint. The satirical odyssey revolves around Aladdin’s dysfunctional family, who live in an ordinary city ruled by a corrupt sultan, and explores themes of technology, government repression, greed and true love.

Also included in the film’s cast is Macaulay Culkin as Ralph the Rebel Leader and Natasha Lyonne playing Aladdin’s mom.

“You know how people are always looking for a unifying theory? I was looking for a unifying theory of artistic expression,” said Green. “I was trying to create some kind of fluidity within my music, art, writing. If you listen to my songs, you see they’re kind of cartoonish. I try to make songs like my paintings. When creating my movie, I approached the script like it was a song.”

Adam Green’s Aladdin film + concert
October 4, 2016
The Chapel (SF)
9pm, $17