Monthly Archives: October 2007

Orphans vs. A Good Hog Trampling

A voice from our audience pipes up with interesting commentary about recently screened films in the Imamura series.  The third film, “My Second Brother” is here contrasted with Monday’s film, “Pigs and Battleships.” Modesty requires that the aforementioned audience member … Continue reading

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Another star

A post from Liz Shepherd, our children’s film festival director and head of country music programming: Porter Wagoner – one of the most resplendent stars in the country music constellation – was celebrated in Northwest Film Forum’s recent presentation, “You’re … Continue reading

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Start brushing up on your Imamura

This will help. A MAN VANISHES: The Legacy of Shohei Imamura starts this Friday, October 26 with STOLEN DESIRE. Complete schedule is available here.

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It’s still not cool to wear these to the director retrospectives

Just read about this on Cinematical, and it’s kind of hilarious…

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Bright Eye For The Third Eye

Over at greencine today you’ll find an article about the New York Film Festival, which makes reference to forthcoming Film Forum guest Michael Robinson. Here’s what they had to say: Last year’s startling new discovery, Chicago-based Michael Robinson, has, if … Continue reading

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And They Will Know Us By The Trail…

Another great dies. British actress Deborah Kerr, who shared one of cinema’s most famous kisses with Burt Lancaster in From Here to Eternity, has died, her agent said Thursday. She was 86. She appeared in two films screened at NWFF … Continue reading

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West Coast cool meets East Coast cool

Kathy Fennessy has posted an interesting reaction to Bruce Weber’s LET’S GET LOST over at SIFFblog.  I must admit, I didn’t know Weber was most recently known for his photography of  Abercrombie & Fitch models.  Though the cinematography for LET’S … Continue reading

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Strange Culture gets Serious

There’s an update this morning in the case of Steve Kurtz, as chronicled in the film ‘Strange Culture‘: Genetics researcher Robert E. Ferrell, 64, has plead guilty for helping Kurtz, of the Critical Art Ensemble, obtain non-threatening bacteria for his … Continue reading

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Get out the vote…

Librarian of Congress James H. Billington seeks nominations for the National Film Registry. To be eligible for the Registry, a film must be at least 10 years old and be “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.” The number of public votes … Continue reading

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European Film Awards

This in the news today: “In recognition of their outstanding dedication to cinema, Jean-Luc Godard and Michael Ballhaus will receive honorary awards at the 20th European Film Awards on 1 December in Berlin.” I know that you know the first, … Continue reading

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