Jamie Rich is more than just a comic writer and part-time facial hair model. He is also a connoisseur of film. He regularly reviews new and classic films for both the Portland Mercury and DVDTalk.com. For one night only he share his two loves with an audience as he hosts a showing of the classic moie, The Big Sleep and discusses its influence on, among other things, his book You Have Killed Me.
Moderator Tom Shimmin (Marketing Coordinator at Oni Press), will be asking the questions, getting Jamie to reveal his deepest and darkest secrets behind his title You Have Killed Me. No topic will be off-limits and the audience will be lucky if they actually talk about anything related to the book! With these two bantering on stage, though, we promise you will not walk away disappointed.
The Big Sleep is a 1946 film noir classic that reunited director Howard Hawks with stars Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. Bogart plays private detective Philip Marlowe who is hired by the wealthy Sternwood family to investigate a blackmailer. While working the case he falls for the eldest daughter, Vivian Rutledge (Bacall), which further complicates the case as it gets gets more mysterious and dangerous. In 1997, The Big Sleep was added to the National Film Registry for its cultural significance.
This is the perfect way to spend a Thursday night!
Who: Jamie Rich, Tom Shimmin
What: An Evening of Film, Comics, and Fun!
When: Thursday, September 27th – 7 pm
Where: Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy Blvd., Portland, OR 97212
Cost: Admission is $7.