Monthly Archives: January 2008

A Monk Gone

Yesterday, Dave Day of the band the Monks passed away. If you don’t know the Monks, they were a great rock band formed by American soldiers stationed in Germany in the ‘60s. After leaving the military, they stayed in Germany, … Continue reading

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Tiired of “smart” top 10 lists?

10 cinematic experiences Peter found kinda neat in 2007 (in no particular order)… Manda Bala Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait (coming soon to NWFF!!) Brand Upon The Brain Live at the Cinerama No Country For Old Men The Diving Bell … Continue reading

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A 2007 List

  As I’ve been living in Tokyo for most of the last year, I missed out on a lot of films that seem to have hit a lot of folk’s best lists, particularly those shown at NWFF.  However, inspired by … Continue reading

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News from Devor and Mudede

Rob Devor and Charles Mudede, the creative force behind ZOO and Start-to-Finish film POLICE BEAT, have announced three new projects. They are in development on DYNASTY, THE CLOUD ROOM, and YOU CAN’T WIN. The first film, DYNASTY, they hope to … Continue reading

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TOMORROW SEATTLE YOU GET THIS

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EJqmf8cJOs&rel=1] Tickets available here.

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Changes Afoot

After years running the Washington State Film Office, Manager Suzy Kellett has just announced her resignation, effective January 30.  Following  fifteen years of up and down production, Washington has steadily grown a stronger indigenous film community on both sides of … Continue reading

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Supreme Court declines to address First Amendment vs. copyright duration

Some important news in the continuing struggle to reckon the First Amendment and copyright. For those not following this in depth, here’s the story so far.

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Top Movies and Cinematic Moments of 2007

For me, the way movies are watched, and the moments that surround them, are sometimes as critical as the films themselves. Here are some of my favorites of 2007. No Country for Old Men, Ethan Coen Brand Upon the Brain!, … Continue reading

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A Field Guide To Cinema

Watching cinema can be likened to the art of bird watching, sometimes you could use a field guide to help you identify what it is that illuminates the screen in front of you. Fortunately, there’s an entire field of study … Continue reading

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THE MAN WITHOUT A PAST

Finnish actor Markku Peltola died Monday at age 51. Peltola was best known for his role in Aki Kaurismaki’s THE MAN WITHOUT A PAST (2002), the story of a down-and-out amnesiac who slowly rebuilds his life by moving into an … Continue reading

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