Framing Pictures will be staring down the opening weekend of the Seattle International Film Festival. That’s right, the talkmeisters convene Friday, May 17, 5 p.m. at Northwest Film Forum for their monthly mulling over of movies new and old. Emend that: screen experiences new and old, because part of the evening will be devoted to Ray McKinnon’s provocative Sundance Channel series Rectify. NWFF will be starting a week’s run of the 1981 Jacques Rivette film Le Pont du Nord, so that’s on the agenda as well. Maybe Robert Horton will beam fondly on another French picture: he really digs Olivier Assayas’s Something in the Air. And if all this is sounding too rarefied, how about the Leonardo DiCaprio version of The Great Gatsby?
Talk is cheap. Fact is, it’s free, and of course freewheeling. Come join in. 1515 12th Ave., between Pine and Pike.