Additional screening of Jean Genet/Kenneth Anger program

Hot news from Three Dollar Bill Cinema:

Screening added for the popular SCANDALOUS film series

Classic Genet and Anger short films now at 7pm AND 9:15pm! 

Jean Genet’s UN CHANT D’AMOUR (1950) and selected short films of Kenneth Anger (including the premiere of ELLIOTT’S SUICIDE) will now be shown at 7pm and 9:15pm. Tickets for the 7pm screening are still available and can be purchased in advance on-line through Ticket Window (, or at any Ticket/Ticket walk-up location.

Tickets for the 9:15pm screening can be purchased day-of-show at the theatre box office. The box office will open at 6:15pm.

This program will conclude SCANDALOUS, Three Dollar Bill Cinema’s series of taboo-breaking queer films from the 1950s. Both screenings will be on Thursday, April 26 at the Northwest Film Forum.

Renowned artists Anger and Genet were cinematic pioneers in bringing explicit gay imagery to the screen. UN CHANT D’AMOUR (1950), Genet’s stunning silent film which was banned for decades, depicts graphic fantasies inside a men’s prison.

Often considered the godfather of independent avant-garde cinema, Anger’s films feature bold gay archetypes and use songs in a way that became the standard for films and music videos to follow. Screening are the classics FIREWORKS (1947), and SCORPIO RISING (1964), as well as the world premiere of his latest work, ELLIOTT’S SUICIDE, showcasing music and performances by Anger’s friend and former neighbor, the late singer-songwriter Elliott Smith.

Erotic, poignant, and occasionally camp – the range of films presented in the SCANDALOUS series are emblematic of their time, yet remain entertaining and relevant today.

“These are important films for anyone wanting to appreciate queer film history, but also just fun to watch,” says Plourde. “We’re thrilled to provide a rare opportunity to see them on the big screen.”

The Northwest Film Forum is located at 1515 12th Avenue (between Pike and Pine Streets on Capitol Hill).

Tickets are $10, $9 for Three Dollar Bill Cinema members.

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