Friday, June 29, 2012

Len Lye -- "Free Radicals" (1958)

The Seventh Victim (1943) -- Trailer

This is a creepy and morbid Val Lewton production in which the message seems to be death is good because life is too scary. It stands out, even among Lewton's films.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Special Treats: The Program


Yesterday I watched a bunch of films with Gem at the Northwest Film Forum. We found some pretty awesome and eclectic films. (And some pretty boring, didactic stuff, I'm not showing those) I'm really pleased with the selection. The program for Special Treats this Saturday consists of four films, starting with…

"The Universe" -- a beautiful, black and white documentary about the cosmos

"The Dream of the Wild Horses" -- insanity

"Crystals" -- microscopic footage of crystals forming

"Safety in the Dining Room" -- apparently for showing people who are new to restaurants

Monday, June 18, 2012

Special Treats: Stephen Nielsen


Meet Stephen Nielsen. Stephen is a Seattle based artist who will be performing at the first Special Treats fundraiser house party. Read about his recent album "Mystic City" here. And here's a link to his website.

Hope to see you there!


Monday, June 4, 2012

*Special Treats

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Putting together the first fundraiser party for You Poor Thing. Above, the invitation. Below, my office, where I live. There will be live music, live DJ's, prints of my Basketball Series and Health & Growth for sale, as well as DVD's of the Heavens. It's on June 23rd here in Seattle. I'll post more info on it as it comes together. Stay tuned!