The Crow + Supertrash
Oct 29 - Oct 31
(Alex Proyas, United States, 1994, Blu-ray, 102 min)
Book release event with author Jacques Boyreau on October 31!
20th anniversary screening of The Crow!
Wednesday, Oct 29 at 08:00PM
Thursday, Oct 30 at 08:00PM
Friday, Oct 31 at 08:00PM
Celebrating the release of the new Fantagraphics book by Jacques Boyreau, SuperTrash: Hermaphro Chic, Movie Fetish, 21st Century Anxiety, we present a twentieth anniversary of beloved cult classic The Crow, based on James O'Barr's comic book and starring Brandon Lee.
The Crow has been described as a case of "art imitating death" (James Beradinelli), and unquestionably the extemporaneously staged accidental homicide of Brandon Lee will trip in myth foreverwith no small help from the fact that The Crow is an amazing piece of grunge virtuosity.
Taking the revenge uber alles fetish of the Death Wish franchise and occultly recasting it as the design throes of a gothic, postmodern city-as-beast (a la Blade Runner and Batman), The Crow deserves Roger Ebert's praise of being the "best version of a comic book universe."
Filled with extreme performances, anguished romance, delicate oblivion and unchecked sadism, The Crow is fundamentally Baudelairian, a graphic poem of dimensions and "undyingness." Appearing at the Halloween screening will be author Jacques Boyreau with a preview of SuperTrash.
Northwest Film Forum (View)
1515 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122