Release dateJanuary 27, 2005 (2005-01-27) CastCrispin Glover, Fairuza Balk (Screaming Snail), Adam Parfrey, Lisa Fusco, Zoryna Dreams Similar moviesDeath In Love, Fish Tank, The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things, Nymphomaniac: Vol. II, Cheeky, All Ladies Do It
TaglineThe adventures of a young man whose principle interests are snails, salt, a pipe, and how to get home. As tormented by a hubristic, racist inner psyche.
What Is It? is a 2005 American surrealist film written, edited, co-produced and directed by Crispin Glover. It stars Crispin Glover and Fairuza Balk and Steven C. Stewart. As of 2008, the film has only been shown at independent theaters, typically accompanied by a question-and-answer session, a one-hour dramatic narration of eight different profusely illustrated books as a slideshow, and a meet-and-greet/book signing with Glover.
What Is It? is the first entry in a planned trilogy directed by Glover, followed by It Is Fine. Everything Is Fine!, and continued with It Is Mine.
The "adventures" of a young man whose principal interests are snails, salt, a pipe, and how to get home, who is tormented by a hubristic, racist inner psyche.