Jun 12, 2014

(Charles Bryant, Alla Nazimova, United States, 1922, 72 min)

Co-presented with Three Dollar Bill Cinema!
Hosted by Mark Mitchell!
Live piano accompaniment by Jess Wamre (from the band Butcher)!
Happy hour at 6:30pm
Screening at 7:30pm

Allah Nazimova stars in the Oscar Wilde scripted story of Salome, a silent film classic that shows the infamous and salacious dance done in exchange for the head of John the Baptist.  Valentino’s wife, Natacha Rambova (the former Miss Winifred Shaughnessy of Salt Lake City, Utah) robs Aubrey Beardsley blind, and brings his drawings to wonderful life in dramatic black and white. Her costumes for this work are nothing short of magical, and the pearl wig haunts one’s dreams.


Jess Wamre bio

Jess Wamre is a multi-instrumentalist and visual artist from Northwest Oregon who combines live performance with sound and original compositions. His work explores themes surrounding masculinity, femininity and the uncertainty of life.

As an adoptee from an early age, Jess began to find solace with the piano at age four. The exploration of the feelings surrounding death, mortality, isolation and love is the backbone of his art.

As a musician, he is the co-founder of the band BUTCHER, a queer, heavy EBM-punk band birthed in 2012, having performed with Jason Lescalleet, Bestial Mouths, Litanic Mask, Ononos and Soft Metals. BUTCHER is working on a studio album with an EP due to be released in Summer 2014. Jess has performed as a DJ in North America and Europe since 2006 and is currently working on a solo music project.

As a visual artist, he has created various works internationally consisting of mixed media, watercolor, collage, silkscreen, photography, apparel / accessory design and digital video for The Bemis Art Community, Eastern Washington University,  True Love Art Gallery, Brio Interior Design, PONY and Art Today - Eno, Finland.

He currently resides in Seattle, Washington. 

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