Frye Art Museum

Magic Lantern: Talks on Film and Art

Curated and hosted by Robert Horton, film critic, Magic Lantern is an ongoing series of screenings and talks (with accompanying film clips) that uses the Frye’s exhibitions and collections as the impetus for discussion of film-related topics.

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About Robert Horton

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.

Photo: Ryan Schierling


Free tickets may be picked up at the Information Desk one hour prior to the start of the program. There is no late seating, so please arrive early.

As a special benefit, Frye members may reserve free tickets in advance to guarantee seating. To reserve, call 206 432 8289 or email at least two days prior to the event. Each member may reserve two tickets and must claim their tickets at the Information Desk fifteen minutes prior to the start of the program.