Starring: Ben Stiller, Janeane Garofalo, William H Macy
Meet the composer
A group of inept amateur superheroes must try to save the day when a super-villain threatens to destroy a major superhero and the city…
Composer Stephen Warbeck is giving the intro to this 1999 film and is happy to answer your questions afterwards. He wrote the score in just 28 days using instruments including táragató, cimbalom and bouzouki plus those introduced by Mike Fisher and other percussionists, with further composition and rearrangement by Shirley Walker – another hero surely – to fit a new running time.
Film 4 described the film as ‘hugely entertaining especially for those with a thing for superheroes’. A zany cast of characters including Mr Furious (Ben Stiller), The Shoveler (William H Macy), the Blue Raja (Hank Azaria), The Bowler (Jeanene Garofalo), The Spleen (Paul Reubens), Invisible Boy (Kel Mitchell), The Sphinx (Wes Studi) and Casanova Frankenstein (Geoffrey Rush) heralds an evening of amazing suspended belief. Bring on the Psycho-frakulator to wreak havoc on Champion City.
Advance tickets will be available at the Tourist Information Office until close of business on Friday 20th September, and online until 8.00am Saturday 21st September.