This year contributors to Parallax View will convene at not one but two separate free events to discuss the films of 2013.
Thursday, December 19 at 7pm at the Frye Museum:
For the ninth straight year, a congenial if idiosyncratic coven of Seattle film critics—Robert Horton, Andrew Wright, Jim Emerson and Kathleen Murphy—convenes at the Frye Museum, 7 pm, December 19, to thrash out what were the best, most loved, and/or criminally overlooked movies in 2013. The audience is invited to join in the gentle fray with its own cinematic winners and losers. Admission is free, but tickets go fast.
Free tickets may be picked up at the Information Desk one hour prior to the start of the program. There is no late seating, so please arrive early.
As a special benefit, Frye members may reserve free tickets in advance to guarantee seating. To reserve, call 206 432 8289 or email firstname.lastname@example.org at least two days prior to the event. Each member may reserve two tickets and must claim their tickets at the Information Desk fifteen minutes prior to the start of the program.
And on Friday, December 20 at 6pm at Northwest Film Forum:
Join us for a free, lively monthly discussion led by long-time Seattle film critics (and occasional guests) who have much to say on the subject of cinephilia past, present and future. The December conversation includes former Film Comment editor Richard Jameson, Everett Herald/KUOW critic Robert Horton, MSN.com critic Kathleen Murphy and freelance critic Bruce Reid.
From the critic’s chair for December:
“The rumors are true: once again all four Framing Pictures regulars will form up, CinemaScope-style, at the front of the Northwest Film Forum cinema. Two of them, Horton and Murphy, will have been doing the Ten Best thing at the Frye on the 19th; they may turn around and denounce their selections. . . Then again, Framing Pictures’ agenda won’t focus solely on Ten Best tilting. We expect—and yes, that “we” also includes Jameson and Reid—to talk about things and people we valued, things we admired (or dissed) about 2013 as a film year, and what, if any, shape it had. Plus who knows what you dear interlopers will have to throw into the mix. Please do interlope.”
While this event is free, you must RSVP to guarantee entry. Get your free tickets reserved here.