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Ivory Tower

Ivory Tower
  • 2010
  • Canada France
  • 75 min
  • Directed by: Adam Traynor
  • Written by: Chilly Gonzales, Céline Sciamma
  • Cast: Chilly Gonzales, Peaches, Tiga, Feist
  • Website: www.glasgowfilm.org/festival

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Ivory Tower is the dramatic tale of two brothers and their all-consuming rivalry over both the chessboard and a lady. Hershell Graves (Chilly Gonzales) is the nomadic chess ‘purist’ who decides to pursue his Jazz Chess ideology, while his brother Thadeus (Turbo Recordings founder Tiga) is a fierce competitor, earning chess celebrity status back in their hometown in Canada. Upon Hershell’s return after years of travelling, the brothers become locked into a fierce battle for chess supremacy and the affections of love interest Marsha (none other than Peaches). Sound-tracked by Gonzales’s epic album of the same name, this ‘Rocky­inspired sports parody’ is insanely clever, completely silly and quite unlike anything you’ve seen before. Part of Glasgow Film & Music Festival

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Chilly Gonzales tours Boyz Noise collaboration Ivory Tower to UK

8 Feb 2011

'Jools Holland should shut up. We are in the post-Boogie era.’

Look out Muse and look out Jools: Chilly Gonzales is coming to get you. Following his infamous 2009 victory over Andrew WK in a New York piano battle, the man who is known as Chilly, Gonzales and Jason Charles Beck (he suggests we just call him…

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