Thursday, June 17, 2010

On a Last Reminder: The inspired parody, Quiet Shoes, premieres at the Rialto, Saturday June 19, 7:00pm

Baha'i Artists whose works were devoted to crime... Here is my short list:
  1. Contemporary crime writer Burl Barer, of course.
  2. Former Continental Board of Counselors member and crime and mystery writer Florence Mayberry.
  3. Isaac Olsen, filmmaker of the film noir Quiet Shoes.
Film noirs encompass a range of plots—the central figure may be a private eye (The Big Sleep), a plainclothes policeman (The Big Heat), an aging boxer (The Set-Up), a hapless grifter (Night and the City), a law-abiding citizen lured into a life of crime (Gun Crazy), or simply a victim of circumstance (D.O.A.). Though the noir mode was originally identified among American productions, films now customarily described as noir have been made around the world. From the 1960s onward, many pictures have come out that share attributes with film noirs of the classic period, often treating noir conventions in a self-reflexive manner. Such latter-day works in a noir mode are often referred to as neo-noirs. The tropes of film noir have inspired parody since the mid-1940s.

Let's make some noise about Quite Shoes, the film noir making its debut in Tacoma Saturday. This work is a reflection of the creative process of Baha'i Isaac Olsen. -gw


Hey Family and Friends –

Just one last email before the BIG PREMIERE this

Thanks to everyone who got tickets in
advance. We’ll look forward to seeing you on Saturday night! I think
we are all going to have quite a good time.

If you’re still planning to come but don’t have tickets, you can buy them
online until Friday at (will call pickup at the Rialto
box office), or through Saturday at the Grand Cinema, or at the door on the
evening of the show (cash or checks only).

There will be “merch” available in the lobby: Quiet Shoes t-shirts and CDs by
the musicians involved in the movie (also cash or checks only).

There will be more press in the next few days, so be on the look

Tiptoe into danger!

Deb & Tim

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