Collide-O-Scope @ Here-After
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Sept 12 • 8:00 pm
Spending an evening at Collide-O-Scope is like dipping into a grab bag of mystery gifts; you don’t know what you’re getting, but it’s sure to be a treat. The eclectic film program, lovingly curated by Michael Anderson and Shane Wahlund, has finally found a new home (following its longtime residency at the much-missed Re-bar) at the Crocodile’s Here-After room, with screenings held the second Monday of the month.
Anderson and Wahlund search high and low to turn up the most weird and wonderful, jaw-dropping, laugh-out-loud hysterical, and frankly bizarre footage they can find, and they never fail to turn up some unbelievable gems. A typical sequence might feature William Shatner’s over-the-top rendition of Elton John’s “Rocket Man,” the 1980s-era political rantings of NYC public access TV queen Frantic Fran, a clip from a Japanese film version of Spiderman, and a video of “Let It Be” featuring the likes of Roger Moore, Huey Lewis, Glenn Close, Sherilyn Fenn, and Tonya Harding. They also craft their own music video mash-ups, as well as provide edited “highlights” versions of select films (e.g. the black comedy The Loved One, the set in Seattle B-flick Scorchy).
As space is limited at Here-After, advance ticket purchase is highly recommended. But veteran attendees can rest assured that the raffle is still very much a part of the proceedings, giving you the chance to walk away with prizes like DVDs, vintage magazines, film posters, and Collide-O-Scope swag. It’s also worth arriving when the doors open at 7:00 pm to enjoy the pre-show.
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Gillian G. Gaar is a Seattle-based journalist and the author of several books, including She’s A Rebel: The History of Women in Rock & Roll and Entertain Us: The Rise of Nirvana. Twitter: @GillianGaar.