Evening Star presents The Parallax View
Fri Sep 28: 8.30pm
Festival - Local Sightings Film Festival 2018: Special Events
** Live musical introduction by Evening Star! **
Timely all over again with conspiratorial overtones of spurious claims and intense intrigue, this Alan Pakula film (All the Presidents Men, Sophies Choice) stars Warren Beatty as a persistent journalist in pursuit of the truth behind the Parallax Corporations connection to a series of politically motivated assassinations. The film is beautifully photographed by Gordon Willis and shot on location in Seattle (including an infamous opening sequence at the Space Needle) and San Francisco.
"The film capitalized on the growing emotions of the American society and, what perhaps we find most interesting, succeeded in telling one of the most powerful JFK stories without even touching upon the subject of the presidents assassination. Instead, The Parallax View chooses to focus on the efficient and cloaked mechanism of producing lone gunman patsies, at the same time observing the eluding nature of conspiracies and making a sharp comment on the dehumanizing aspect of modern-day high-profile corporations. Today, Pakulas film is credited to be one of the ultimate conspiracy theory thrillers of all time, fascinating in its evocation of the general atmosphere of post-JFK, post-Watergate, post-compliant America". Cinephilia & Beyond
In this incarnation of Evening Star, John Massoni (Weather Theater) and Jonathan Marlow (The Process), both later of Blast First recording artist Maxine, perform an introductory musical interlude inspired by the film with illustrious musical guest Amanda Salazar. Other featured musicians TBA!
Northwest Film Forum (View)
1515 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122