"Through the Weeping Glass: On the Consolations of Life Everlasting (Limbos & Afterbreezes in the Mütter Museum)" is a documentary on the collections of books, instruments, and medical anomalies at The College of Physicians of Philadelphia and the Mütter Museum. This short film, commissioned by the College, is the first made by the internationally recognized Quay Brothers in the United States. The coupling of the Quay Brothers' vision with the collections of the Mütter Museum and the College's Historical Medical Library has produced a riveting experience of contemplative set pieces in which the Quays find poetry in the ill-fated, true-life stories of the "ossified man" Harry Eastlack and famed Siamese twins Chang and Eng Bunker. Adding to the film's visual strength is a powerful musical score by composer Timothy Nelson and a resonant voice-over by Derek Jacobi.
DVD EDITION • 2012 • 31 minutes • black & white and color • Dolby sound • aspect ratio 16:9 The disc also includes the documentary "Behind the Scenes with the Quay Brothers" and the complete original music, from which the soundtrack was composed, as mp3 downloadable audio files.