Curated and hosted by Robert Horton, film critic, Magic Lantern was a series of screenings and talks (with accompanying film clips) that used the Frye’s exhibitions and collections as the impetus for discussion of film-related topics.
Robert Horton writes about film for The Herald (Everett, Washington) and Seattle Weekly, and teaches in the Film Studies program at Seattle University. He is the author of Billy Wilder: Interviews (University Press of Mississippi, 2001) and Frankenstein (Columbia University Press, 2014), and his obituary on the acting career of Frank Sinatra was selected for the Best American Movie Writing 1999 omnibus (New York: St. Martin’s Griffin, 1999). He is a regular contributor to Film Comment magazine and co-author of the graphic novel Rotten. He appears annually at the Port Townsend Film Festival, and is a speaker for Humanities Washington and Smithsonian Journeys. He has been curating the monthly Magic Lantern program at the Frye Art Museum since February 2005.