Eva Green wants you at Framing Pictures.  Go, you fool!  (She plays Angelique in Tim Burton's Dark Shadows.)
Eva Green wants you at Framing Pictures.  Go, you fool!  (She plays Angelique in Tim Burton's Dark Shadows.)
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Nothing's set in stone, we are but dust in the wind, and anyway Mitt Romney is going to claim credit for whatever we accomplish. So at Framing Pictures this Friday, May 11, 5 p.m. we may or may not get around to all these topics we've proposed for ourselves. Tim Burton has a new movie, Dark Shadows, which cues us to consider the improbable nature of his success in the mainstream film industry. Also, Dark Shadows is a salute to and embroidery on a late-Sixties TV show some of us know well—not necessarily the same some-of-us who came to the boffo hit The Avengers knowing well the comic book superheroes comprising the title ensemble. What size role does a shared past play in the reception—or tuning out—of movies such as these? Speaking of the past, our hosts Northwest Film Forum (1515 12th Ave.) have a Preservation film series underway—ever heard of Rex Ingram? How about the late Amos Vogel, Ernest Callenbach, and Charles Higham, three men who made different sorts of mark on film culture? We should remember. Please join the conversation with Robert Horton, Kathleen Murphy, and me. It's freewheeling, and free. —RTJ