February 14th, 7:00PM @ Fry St Theater (Cool Beans - 1210 W. Hickory)
Filmmaker Kelly Hughes in attendance!
Also catch Kelly at a special reading of his upcoming book, VIDEOTEUR: An Analog Account of a No Budget Media Mogul in the DIY '90s, at Paschall's Bar Thursday the 14th at 6PM!
HEART ATTACK: The Early Pulse Pounding Cinema of Kelly Hughes. From 1991-1993, while Nirvana and Twin Peaks made the Pacific Northwest hip, Hughes quietly created an unprecedented body of work on Seattle's public access TV. His weekly series Heart Attack Theatre was the video equivalent of grunge rock. Aiming for a classy Twilight Zone style suspense anthology, he ended up with a John Waters-esque shock-a-thon, shooting most of his footage in and around his apartment near the University of Washington. In this documentary, Hughes interviews his actors to reveal a pre-YouTube era of do-it-yourself film-making. And showcases his native Seattle in all its trashy glory.
Duration: 54 mins
Director/Producer: Kelly Hughes
Heart Attack will screen with the short film The Burning of Fry Street.