Jacques Boyreau, curator of the Eco-Sicko Series at the Northwest Film Center, talks about the series that features four dark, poetic and prophetic movies in sync with the escalating breakdown of our world. The films are Paris, Texas; Videodrome; Zabriskie Point; and Ace in the Hole. The series starts with a free Eco-Sicko Party at the Mission Theater Pub on Thursday, December 4th, at 7PM and continues at the Film Center through Sunday, the 7th.
bull; Interview: At Examiner.com, Marvin Miranda posts a months-spanning email conversation with Jacques Boyreau about Portable Grindhouse and the joys of VHS: 8"Thered's this chicken/egg first and very fascinating question about e'what we areb' based on whether as career voyeurs our first exposure was to [analog] or digital, and what it means to switch from one texture consumption to the other.... I don 't know how else to really put it except that it is important to be vigilantly beware of digital. It is a closed, sealed signal whereas the burning grain of projected film and its bastard buddy analog video, are open signals."
This guy saw me taking pictures on Saturday and pulled me aside to talk to me. He asked if I was the kid from Children Of The Corn. I laughed and said yes. Someone told him I was in the movie. I love that Children Of The Corn sometimes gets me to meet me new and interesting people. I only wish sometimes that being mutilated in a cornfield when I was 13 wasn't my only claim to fame. We were at the Seattle Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery 3rd Anniversary party, which was also celebrating the world premier of their new book, Portable Grindhouse: The Lost Art of The VHS Box. As it turned out, he was Jacques Boyreau, the writer/editor of the book. Here he is posing in front of the incredible Portable Grindhouse wall mural they had painted for the event.
The Male Mystique: Men's Magazine Ads of the 1960's and 1970's By Jacques Boyreau, Chronicle Books What does it mean to be a man? Is it the size of your quadraphonic hi-fi equipment or the fit of your flares? The Male Mystique presents a swinging vision of the ideal male-dominated lifestyle -- at least, as seen through the looking-glass of men's magazine ads of the 1960s and '70s. This is Total Male Living as it was meant to be: a world of musk, whiskey, polyester slacks, male comfort spray, and, of course, babes. With 150 swaggering print advertisements presenting an astonishing array of swarthy delights, crass copy, and surprise celebrity sightings, The Male Mystique is tribute to the time when testosterone was in vogue and Stay-Prest stayed pants at the ready. Ladies, please don't crush the velour.