Author Archives: Peter Lucas

BYDESIGN 10 opening weekend

Thanks to all who came to the screenings, talks and events during the opening weekend of BYDESIGN 10!  And special thanks to all of our guest speakers and performers, and to Dave Hanagan and Katherine Jardine for their help in … Continue reading

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BYDESIGN best mix tape ever

Can I just say how excited I am about this year’s ByDesign? NO of course I can’t JUST say that. I’ve got to also add how humbled and amazed I am on the occasion of this program’s 10th year! Wow- … Continue reading

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The best show this year happened 35 years ago.

A quick note to those folks who were at our special Texas edition of “You’re Lookin’ At Country” to witness the rare screening of what is likely one of the best concert films ever… H O L Y S * … Continue reading

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MVP in the house

The life and work of Melvin Van Peebles pretty much epitomizes the spirit of independent, unconventional and outsider artists. MVP has always been unique, raw, resourceful and head-strong. Those lucky enough to attend the intimate master class with him last … Continue reading

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“I like the way he pops!” Michael Jackson Tribute

In 1983, outside of the Los Angeles location shooting of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” music video, interviewers asked many among the throngs of young fans who’d shown up why they liked Michael Jackson so much. For the most part, the girls … Continue reading

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Soul Nite ’69 A Blast!

Thanks to everybody who came out to SOUL NITE at NW Film Forum this Thursday for our trip back to 1969 and Sly Stone birthday celebration. DJ David James played a ton of great 1969 soul records (he and his … Continue reading

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BYDESIGN opening weekend

ByDesign 09 opened Friday evening and this weekend’s screenings and events have been a big success. Thanks to all of our guests and attendees for making it a fun and inspiring weekend! Ben Radatz of MK12 talked about the collective … Continue reading

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BYDESIGN 09 opens this Friday with special guests!

The 9th annual ByDesign fest is here! This Friday, motion graphics dynamos MK12 (the group responsible for, among other things, the great title sequence of the James Bond film Quantum of Solace) will be here to show and discuss their … Continue reading

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Best Dead 2008

The NWFF staff put together this list of the top 25 people who left the planet this year (in no particular order). Thanks for being. Happy trails. Over and out.   Tim Russert  William F. Buckley Cyd Charisse Paul Newman George Carlin Harold … Continue reading

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“POP” TEN

Peter’s favorite high fructose mainstream movie/tv/media experiences of the year.  Alright enough with the high-falootin’ top ten lists. This one’s for THE REAL AMERICA! Joe “The Stoner” says: “There’s no guilt in these pleasures!” (OK, yes, there’s a little, but … Continue reading

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