Author Archives: Courtney Sheehan


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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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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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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Sneak Peak at Import Export: Interview with Ulrich Seidl

This fall at Northwest Film Forum we’ll be showing Austrian auteur Ulrich Seidl’s much-heralded film, Import Export. His recent interview with Green Cine covers both the extreme conditions required for Seidl to smile and the hazards of filming in the … Continue reading

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Children’s Film Festival Call for Submissions

Attention Filmmakers: We are now accepting entries for the 5th Annual Children’s Film Festival Seattle, to be presented January 22-31, 2010 at Northwest Film Forum. Last year, Children’s Film Festival Seattle presented 86 films from 25 countries. Children’s Film Festival … Continue reading

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