Copresented by Three Dollar Bill Cinema and Northwest Film Forum, Coming Out All Over: Queer Film Style is the three-week film series curated by Seattle artist and costume designer Mark Mitchell, who'll screen and hold forth on a trio of films he loves for their colossally queer fashion achievements. Kicking things off tonight:
What: Silent film classic from 1922, featuring a script from Oscar Wilde and the great, fortysomething Alla Nazimova as the nymphet with a hankering for the head of John the Baptist.
Why Mark Mitchell loves it: "The set designs and costumes by Natacha Rambova are heavily inspired by the work of Aubrey Beardsley, but brought beautifully into luxurious, three-dimensional life," Mitchell tells me. "It's a stunning film throughout, in blackest black and silvery whites."
Recommended drug pairing: "Weed is perfect for this film."
Bonus: Tonight's screening features live piano accompaniment by Jess Wamre.
Read about the rest of the series in this week's Festive, and get a taste of the amazing Salome below.