Five Questions: Monkey Town founder Montgomery Knott

February 26, 2014

Spectators are served a five-course meal while seated inside a giant floating cube projecting film onto four 24-foot screens. Denver is the first city to host Monkey Town outside of New York, and the first stop on an international tour.

Monkey Town 4 will feature a menu prepared by chefs from The Populist, City O’ City, Watercourse Foods and the Noble Swine Supper Club at the Exdo Hall in Denver’s RiNo Arts District. The menu includes fermented vegetables, olive chicken, mole and preserved meyer lemon to name a few ingredients. Vegetarian and gluten-free options are available upon request.

The video program is a little more than two hours long and features films by 18 artists and filmmakers. For this edition, the cinema-in-the-round will be presented in a floating cube of four screens with surround sound. Knott curated the program with assistance from MCA Denver, Denver Digerati, Plus Gallery and BMoCa.

CPR: What inspired you to create Monkey Town and why the name Monkey Town?