EPFC | October 17th, 2016
Marvelous Movie Mondays!!
guest curator: Salise Hughes
Our theme this month is Seattle Plays Hollywood, where we will look at a collection of clips from five Seattle inspired movies and TV series that impose a little Hollywood glamour and surrealism on my home town.
Trouble in Mind was released in 1985 and takes place on the mean streets of “Rain City”. By the mid 80s Seattle was showing up on lists as the most livable city in the country, so director Alan Rudolph decided to create a Weimar-SciFi-Noir version of the city complete with the title song sung by Marianne Faithfull, and Divine in her only non-drag role. Divine plays a millionaire villainist art collector who lives in a mansion created out of the Seattle Art Museum. Local artists were asked to fill the set with their paintings and sculptures, so you also have a snapshot of the Seattle’s 80s art scene.