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MoPOP Updates as Restrictions Ease

4 Jul

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The Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle, WA has lifted its capacity restrictions! Anyone who can travel around within their country can now enjoy everything this Emerald City and venue offers–including the special upcoming programs taking place. The announcement comes on the heels of MoPOP’s recent premiere of two new exhibitions: Heroes and Villains: The Art of the Disney Costume and Rise Up: Stonewall & the LGBTQ Movement, both now on display. For tickets and information, please visit MoPOP.org.

“After a difficult time, it’s amazing to see the energy that is exuding from MoPOP,” said Spokesperson Michael Cole-Schwartz. “Seeing a range of people–particularly young people–touring our exhibitions and being exposed to so many types of creativity is inspiring and demonstrates our mission of making creative expression a life-changing force.”

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Paul Bettany is a Different Kind of Avenger in Uncle Frank!

16 Oct

Amazon Studios will release
UNCLE FRANK on Prime Video November 25th, 2020

Written and Directed by Alan Ball

Starring Paul Bettany, Sophia Lillis, Peter Macdissi, Judy Greer, Steve Zahn, Lois Smith, with Margo Martindale and Stephen Root

In 1973, teenaged Beth Bledsoe (Sophia Lillis) leaves her rural Southern hometown to study at New York University where her beloved Uncle Frank (Paul Bettany) is a revered literature professor. She soon discovers that Frank is gay, and living with his longtime partner Walid “Wally” Nadeem (Peter Macdissi)–an arrangement that he has kept secret for years.

After the sudden death of Frank’s father–Beth’s grandfather–Frank is forced to reluctantly return home for the funeral with Beth in tow, and to finally face a long-buried trauma that he has spent his entire adult life running away from.

The Vintage Tempest’s Picks of the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

18 Sep

Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film FestivalBy Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)


Runs Sept 24 to Oct 31

The complete lineup of the 36th Annual Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival is here! The list is extensive and to figure out what to see for its virtual event took more than days to figure out. Because of this event being region specific, most of these movies are geolocked to those residing in the county to see. However, with a lot of film festivals offering an online component, it’s safe to assume that these films will become available for another region in no time. Failing that, some works are already available on home video for purchase in the country it was made.

Over 225 filmmakers will be featured in the five weeks which starts very soon! There’s three feature film world premieres and plenty of shorts to see.

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[Seattle, WA] Pop Con 2020’s Special Keynote feat. Alanis Morisette!

4 Sep

Conversation – September 10 at 3:00 p.m. PT
Event Runs September 9-10, 16-17, and 23-24 

Complete program details can be found at www.MoPOP.org/PopCon

To kick off “Forever Young: Popular Music and Youth Across the Ages”—this year’s special virtual version of Museum of Pop Culture’s Pop Conference 2020, spanning three consecutive weeks—MoPOP today announced that the Conference keynote conversation would feature seven-time GRAMMY® Award-winning singer/songwriter Alanis Morissette. MoPOP’s annual Pop Conference, first held in 2002, mixes together ambitious music discourse of every kind to bring academics, critics, musicians, and dedicated fans into a collective conversation. This year’s conference was delayed this past spring due to the on-going global health crisis, but returns this month as a purely digital format. Continue reading

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