Monthly Archives: August 2007

Suggestion: Take 5 minutes and listen to this piece by Kenneth Turan

This is probably not news to everyone, but it is a critical reminder of why it’s important to support what you love. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=14075161

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BIKE-IN LOVE

Just a quick follow-up to last night’s Bike-In over at Cal Anderson Park, Seattlest has a really great snapshot of the bike blender that premiered at the event (see above). Also they provide a great description of the event. Thanks … Continue reading

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Poison popcorn? Not at NWFF

A sharp-eyed informant caught this headline in the P-I this morning: “That buttery aroma might be toxic, too. Common chemical in popcorn at center of concern.” Well, rest assured NWFF patrons: our popcorn, cooked in canola oil, seasoned with peanut … Continue reading

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Two new articles worth a read

This just in at the New York Times – “Between the Mumbles, Images of Sorrowful Poetry – Movie Review of QUIET CITY (2007)” QUIET CITY plays NWFF September 7-9, and director Aaron Katz will be here all weekend for Q&A … Continue reading

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There will be bike polo!

This just in from Seattle Bike Polo representatives: “Absolute confirmation” of a bike polo game at Wednesday’s Seattle Bike-In at Cal Anderson Park on Capitol Hill. From the Seattle Bike Polo website: What is Bicycle Polo? Well obviously it’s kinda … Continue reading

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A tragic loss for the nation….

I’m in Minneapolis attending the Sound Unseen Film Festival and received tragic news today of the firing of one of the Twin Cities, and the nation’s most respected film journalists, Rob Nelson. A thought occured to me as I realized … Continue reading

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Everything good is evidently too old

Ugh, seriously? For real? This too? But why? And, I’m afraid so.

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Mumblecore weekend

As noted in the Slog, the New York Times ran a piece on the filmmaking movement “mumblecore” which featured director Aaron Katz and mentioned his contemporary Joe Swanberg, both of whom will be at NWFF during our upcoming Mumble Without … Continue reading

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Live! The 2007 Fall Calendar

Our printed calendars won’t hit the streets for another week or two, but you can see what’s ahead on our website starting … now! And I’m counting on you, dear readers, to let me know what errors and discrepancies you … Continue reading

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Bergman archive in jeopardy?!

So we’re a few days late breaking this one, but I haven’t read anything locally about it yet. Variety reported last week that lack of funding “has put the future of the Ingmar Bergman archive in jeopardy.” They’re apparently in … Continue reading

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