Courtesy of Seattle Arts & Lectures:
7:30pm, November 18, 2009, Benaroya Hall
Isabella Rossellini, daughter of Italian neorealist film pioneer Roberto Rossellini and legendary Swedish actress Ingrid Bergman, was born to be creative. As a child living in Rome, she eschewed the daily siesta to daydream of the “full and interesting life I promised myself.” Known as the face of Lancôme cosmetics and as a film and TV actress (Blue Velvet, Fearless, Alias, 30 Rock), Rossellini is also the creator/writer/director of Green Porno (Sundance Channel). Not your typical Nat Geo nature feature, these short films about the fascinating reproductive habits of insects and marine animals star Rossellini garbed in fantastic creature costumes of her own design. Ms. Rossellini will talk about her life and career and show clips from her latest work. More info at http://www.lectures.org <http://www.lectures.org/>
7:30pm, December 1, 2009, Benaroya Hall
Richard Price’s latest novel, Lush Life, reads like the best Law & Order episode you’ve ever seen, drawn out over the length of a novel and deepened by the time, space, and thoughtfulness of the form. Lauded for his impeccable dialogue, seamless storytelling, and crackerjack wit, Price works like a detective: watching, listening, and recording carefully, at a distance, the stories of a city. His novel Clockers was adapted into the 1995 movie directed by Spike Lee, on which HBO’s The Wire was later based. In addition to those TV screenplays, Price also wrote the films The Color of Money and Sea of Love. Mr. Price will discuss his life and work in literature and film. More info at http://www.lectures.org <http://www.lectures.org/>
Special Discount for NWFF
NWFF members receive a 15% discount on all ticket levels, except Student/U25, for both Rossellini and Price talks. Discounted prices range from $21.25 to $63.75; patron-level tickets include post-lecture receptions with the author. Phone orders only: call 206-621-2230, up until the day before the performance.