Life in Jan Svankmajer world: Alice (1990)
Life in Jan Svankmajer world: Alice (1990)
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The Friday the 13th movies are such a crummy franchise that they should absorb any real-world curse attending that date when it turns up on the calendar. Or so we tell ourselves as we prepare for the next Framing Pictures outing, Friday, July 13, 5 p.m. at Northwest Film Forum. Co-founder Robert Horton will not be available for this session, but Richard T. Jameson and Kathleen Murphy look forward to talking movies with flâneur extraordinaire Bruce Reid. It's way too early to know what we're talking about ... wait, that didn't come out right. Just so we know what we're talking about when the 13th rolls around. Attendance is free; beer and wine, not. NWFF is at 1515 12th Ave.

But wait, there's more. The June 15 event was preserved for posterity by a crew from The Seattle Channel (21 on your dial), and an only slightly edited version of that will be televised starting the night before our next session! We talked about Montgomery Clift, the world of Jan Svankmajer, the fanboy dissing of Ridley Scott's Prometheus, and the kickoff of the Jean Arthur series at SAM, among other things. At this point the Xfinity program guide lists five showings: 8:30-10 p.m. Thursday, July 12; 10-11:30 p.m. Friday, July 13; twice on Saturday, July 14, at 5-6:30 p.m. and 9-10:30 p.m.; and in the wee hours of Sunday the 15th, 1:30-3 a.m.  What this looks and sounds like, we have no idea, but we invite you to check it out. And many thanks to producer Shannon Gee. —RTJ