Author Archives: Adam

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 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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The digital revolution

Last summer as I festival globe-trotted, I began to really understand the shrinking timeline of the digital cinema transition. Festival after festival featured new restorations of some of cinema’s finest moments, not in glorious 35mm, but in (gulp) DCP (digital … Continue reading

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A Globe-Trotting Top 10 Program

In a year when my festival road map took me to new environs (the lakeside resort of Locarno and the labyrinthine streets of Venice), I find my year in film to have been an unusual path. Having missed Toronto, skipped … Continue reading

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The home stretch

Today is my last full day on the Lido here at the Venice Film Festival. After a month on the road scouting new work for our cinemas, it seems fitting that my final screening in Europe will be the latest … Continue reading

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Micro and macro cinema in Kassel

Walking into the sunlit Hauptbanhoff, the first thing you observe is someone promenading while staring at a small iPhone monitor. At first glance you see just the one person, seemingly watching some a video while waiting for their train. However, … Continue reading

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A documenta side trip

Europe is filled with summer film festivals, starting with Cannes in May and ending with Venice in late August and early September (my final destination on this trip). In between festival-going, there’s always some time to travel. I usually take … Continue reading

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Stalking the Leopard

Last night, as I made my way to the Piazza Grande, I thought of how smart the Locarno festival was to adopt a long-term color schema. The people of this town really get into the spirit, displaying the black and … Continue reading

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Travels in Locarno

The thunderstorms have finally cleared in Locarno, but the Leopards continue to pour down: I’m visiting this week for the 65th edition of the Festival del Locarno and on the hunt for new film experiences. My journey through the labyrinthine … Continue reading

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SIFF Picks

Every year I post my picks for SIFF and include a list of films expecting to open shortly after the festival. I should mention that I know very little about the world premieres in the festival and as with every … Continue reading

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