Friday, January 20, 2006
Christine Vachon at the Wexner Center
Christine Vachon at the Wexner Center (January 20, 2006/Mark Pfeiffer)
This month the Wexner Center is honoring Christine Vachon and Killer Films with a retrospective. The producer was on hand tonight for an introduction of Mary Harron's THE NOTORIOUS BETTIE PAGE and an informative post-film discussion.
THE NOTORIOUS BETTIE PAGE won't open commercially until April, but it's not to be missed. As the titular pin-up queen Gretchen Mol gives a remarkable performance. The sumptuous cinematography--mostly in classic black and white plus a few scenes in early color, all rendered in a film stock fetishist's dream--should make Mott Hupfel in demand. It's a terrific, highly entertaining film and I intend to write about it more fully in the days to come.