Cameraperson, showing at Space Gallery Tuesday Oct 25th at 7:30pm
This is a particularly strong week for catching some alternative cinema in theaters in Portland. Starting things off tomorrow, Oct 25 at 7:30pm is the highly lauded documentary-memoir Cameraperson- the directorial debut of docu-cinematographer Kirsten Johnson. Johnson has been shooting documentaries for 25 years, and her film is a meditation on the experience of capturing the moments, affecting the lives of her subjects, and the emotional weight of engaging the world through filmmaking. Many folks have spoken very highly of this one- strongly recommended. Fans of Agnes Varda and Chris Marker's style of personal essay filmmaking and memoirs take note.
On a completely different, seasonally appropriate tip, the Nick is showing Phantasm for three showings on Thursday. Originally released in 1979, the movie is a pretty scattered mix of high concept horror, creepy atmosphere and horrible acting, which should satisfy many fans of the genre. Its no Argento, or Lucio Vulci, but it'll do in a pinch. Its great having a movie like this in theaters, even for one day.
Finally, the documentary, Hieronymus Bosch: Touched by the Devil is screening this weekend at the PMA, which showcases the work of famed Dutch artist on the 500th anniversary of his death. His vivid, disturbing work is put on beautiful display, and while little is known about the man himself, the works he left behind are often almost shockingly dark, horrific visions.
other than that- consider throwing a cool halloween party with some of your favorite horror movies this weekend. its such a rich, diverse and growing genre with some real gems. what are some of your favorite horror films?
awesome way to travel to the theater, as suggested by hieronymus bosch, below:
see ya soon,