A Godard Preview

There are known and remarked upon annus mirabilis in art forms—art has 1913, writing has 1921, film has 1939 and 1972—and there are years that show remarkable evolutionary leaps forward. The 1960s had many form-expanding films, but none were more … Continue reading

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In memory of Michael Glawogger

It was one of the last films I programmed while living in Minneapolis. Michael Glawogger’s WORKING MAN’S DEATH is probably one of the fiercest encounters with the world I’ve ever seen put to film. A testament to its creator’s ability … Continue reading

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A conversation with John Jeffcoat

Film Forum program director Courtney Sheehan is back from Austin’s 2014 SXSW extravaganza, where she sat down at the festival with Seattle filmmaker John Jeffcoat to talk about his new film, Big in Japan, which features Seattle rock band Tennis … Continue reading

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SEA >> AUS

And so it begins: convention center craziness as SXSW 2014 kicks off in Austin, Texas. I’m one of about 2,000 film press badge holders, and will be contributing a report to Senses of Cinema as well as sharing updates on … Continue reading

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Inside True/False 2014

Roving Seattle filmmaker and film critic Rustin Thompson puts a spotlight on the 2014 True/False Film Festival. . . Some locals call it “CoMo” (as in Columbia, MO), the county seat of Boone County, once inhabited by mound-building Native Americans. … Continue reading

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A Love Story

Once upon a time, guest blogger Megumi Shauna Arai sent us a Valentine—we’re re-sharing her story with you, in honor of Valentine’s Day, and film lovers everywhere. . . My boyfriend likes to remind me of this story and how I … Continue reading

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A Festival Favorites Top 5 List

It’s that special time of year at Northwest Film Forum when our staff shares their “Top 10 Lists” from the past sun-round.  Some are styled on the more traditional Top 10 Best Films lists we see regularly in the media … Continue reading

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From Golden Chainsaws to Male Escorts: 10 memories from a year-long festival tour

It’s that special time of year at Northwest Film Forum when our staff shares their “Top 10 Lists” from the past sun-round.  Some are styled on the more traditional Top 10 Best Films lists we see regularly in the media … Continue reading

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Year-End Top 10 Lists Are Here!

It’s that special time of year at Northwest Film Forum when our staff shares their “Top 10 Lists” from the past sun-round.  Some are styled on the more traditional Top 10 Best Films lists we see regularly in the media … Continue reading

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Soul Poet: A night of crowd-sourced film & live music in tribute to Lou Reed

The outpouring of public love following Lou Reed’s passing on October 27th underscores the unmistakable mark he left on modern music and art. From Laurie Anderson’s touching letter about her late husband to Patti Smith’s heart-wrenching obituary to The Killers’ … Continue reading

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