Author Archives: Lyall Bush

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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11 Films And Conversations About Films I Liked Best in 2011

The most interesting conversations I had, or that I overheard, this year: 1. With Denis Cote, who talked about making a film a year the past six years, after absorbing all of cinema for the 31 before that. “I had … Continue reading

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Melissa Hines

We were saddened to learn of the passing of a good friend of the Film Forum, Melissa Hines. The Mayor’s Office has released a full statement about her life and work that I encourage you to read. A couple of … Continue reading

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Seattle Filmmaker Makes Sale at SXSW

T.J. Martin, the Seattle filmmaker who, along with Brian Quist, made A Day in the Hype of America, just sold his film, Undefeated, to The Weinstein Company at SXSW. The documentary follows a Memphis football team, the Manassas Tigers, whose … Continue reading

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Pulling Focus Begins

Washington Film Works’s Pulling Focus, a quarterly series of discussions about film and the film industry, kicks off tomorrow night with a panel on the importance of casting, which is, depending on your point of view, either 65% or 101% … Continue reading

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2010 Top Ten

In 2010, the films I thought about most seemed to take part in the real/fake discourse, and for that it was a boom year. These are the films and clumps of films (and events) I thought about most: I’m Still … Continue reading

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New: FilmPAC

Our friends at Washington Film Works invite the whole film community to attend this event, which is intended to draw attention to the need for legislative support for filmmaking in this state. ATTENTION WASHINGTON FILM COMMUNITY Members of the film … Continue reading

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Kudos, Paul Allen

Paul Allen, who has been generous to all the arts for the past two decades, is planning to give even more in the next few years. The story in The Seattle Times starts this way: “Billionaire Paul Allen has taken … Continue reading

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Slate agrees: Go see Breathless.

An article in this week’s Slate, written by Nathan Heller, opens: “Jean-Luc Godard, the New Wave doyen whose movies are distributed today in every theater where Milk Duds and Mike and Ike are not, learned to make films the way … Continue reading

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Money For Documentary Filmmakers

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is offering filmmakaers money for documentary projects that examine international and transnational themes in the humanities. To ready about it, and to apply, go to the NEH site. The deadline is July 28.

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