Monthly Archives: March 2008

Name that film!

Here’s a fun way to help you kill time this Friday afternoon… A Flickr NAME THAT FILM photo pool! Be the first to identify stills from obscure cinema. Ready set go! Let’s see some NWFF fans represent.

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ABBA drummer dies in the garden!

Former ABBA drummer Ola Brunkert managed to creatively kill himself in a somewhat bizarre gardening accident over the weekend. Apparently, he managed to crash through a window with his melon, then sliced his neck on the glass shards. Spanish authorities … Continue reading

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Dylan(ticipation)

On Friday we welcome Academy award winning filmmaker Murray Lerner to our theatre where he’ll present his latest film The Other Side of the Mirror, a documentary about Bob Dylan at the New Port Folk Festival. I came across an … Continue reading

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NWFF: A Real Theatrical Alternative

There’s a nice little article on indieWire today praising the flexibility and risk-taking of today’s cinematheque. My favorite line: “They are committed to supporting emerging artists and that creates an awareness and a support base for the filmmakers, which is … Continue reading

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Rats! I completely forgot that MEETING RESISTANCE directors were on KUOW’s The Conversation today

Good thing we can all listen to the archive, which is already posted at kuow.org. Whatever you think of MEETING RESISTANCE and the Iraqi insurgency, you’ve got to admit this pair is smart.  Come ask them questions today – the … Continue reading

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Surviving the drought

[youtube=http://youtube.com/watch?v=cEL2sr4ZcOs] Already looking forward to the April 9 Soul Nite? I can’t promise Peter will screen any Bill Preston, but I will hazard a guess that some Texas soul musicians will make an appearance. Peter, I am formally requesting Will … Continue reading

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DOTHETEST

An ad Seattle could use considering this… this… and this.

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The Speech Is Pointless. The Finger Is Speechless

The director speaks.

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The Obama Font

It’s been a busy week at Northwest Film Forum with our ByDesign program. Surprisingly, thanks to that program, Seattle seems to have a fervor for a font by the name of Helvetica. So I take this opportunity to not another … Continue reading

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See You at Mao

Godard’s La Chinoise opens this Friday, Mar 14 at NWFF.  It’s always been one of my favorites by Godard. After seeing the film many years ago, I went out and bought a Mao cap which I wore through most of … Continue reading

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