The phrase “Madonna Film Festival” more likely sends movie fans running for the hills rather than lining up at the box office. Oh, if only her film career had as many hits as her day job.
But don’t tell the folks at Seattle’s Central Cinema. The movie theatre is running “Almost Human: Madonna on Film” now through Jan. 4.
The festival is showing all the movies one would expect to see at a film festival celebrating Ms. Ciccone’s cinematic talents, including 1987’s “Who’s That Girl,” 2002’s “Swept Away” and 1993’s “Body of Evidence.”
Of course, no Maddy film festival would be complete without a showing of “Shanghai Surprise,” the 1986 celluloid disaster starring the Material Girl and then-husband Sean Penn.
Central Cinema describes the festival as “A five week exploration of how the world’s greatest pop star became the world’s worst actress.”
That’s a sentiment the folks behind the Razzies can agree with. The annual tribute to bad cinema named Madonna its “All Time Worst ‘Actress’” for having achieved 15 noms and 9 wins. And yes, the Razzie honor does include quotation marks around the word “actress.”
But you can’t fault the lady for trying, and we’re sure there’s plenty of cinematic gold in Madonna’s film achievements. That is, if you spend enough time looking for it. Fortunately, Central Cinema gives you five weeks to strike pay dirt.
For more information on “Almost Human: Madonna on Film,” please click here for the Central Cinema Web site.