Monthly Archives: June 2008

Steve McQueen’s BULLITT car chase scene mapped out

I had never seen BULLITT before we showed it last February, but even those who were long-time fans were audibly giggling in the cinemas during the famous car chase scene through San Francisco (incidentally, I believe that was one of … Continue reading

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Tartan Shuttered

Forget the mini-majors closing down, today one of the most daring distributors shuttered their doors. According to Variety, Tartan execs have yet to comment on what the future holds for the company, although it seems likely that liquidators and accountants … Continue reading

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LES THUGS and Sub Pop support NWFF (and throw a free show at Neumos)

Northwest Film Forum would like to extend a huge thank-you to the French punk band LES THUGS! The band will be coming to the US in July as part of Sub Pop Record’s 20th anniversary celebration. All of performers in … Continue reading

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NWFF volunteer/instructor Craig Downing interviewed in Festival Secrets

Former box office volunteer and current kid’s camp instructor Craig Downing is also the founder of Couch Fest Film Festival, which will have its inaugural run on September 27, 2008. Read an interview with Craig on the blog Film Festival … Continue reading

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An Old Friend on An Old Friend

I was glad to see my old friend Rob Nelson land a gig at the Museum of the Moving Image‘s Moving Image Source. Nelson contacted me about writing a piece on our Hal Ashby series for MOMI’s web based project. … Continue reading

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Win tickets to THE GITS from KEXP

KEXP has a stack of tickets to give away to THE GITS documentary, which opens at NWFF on July 4 (perhaps you’ve seen the cover of the Seattle Weekly?). Read their blog for entry details and to watch the trailer. … Continue reading

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Toronto Unveils 27 Titles

Toronto has picked 27 international festival selections to screen at their September fest.  Many preemed at Cannes, Berlin, SXSW, etc. GALA PRESENTATION “The Good, The Bad, The Weird” Kim Jee-woon, South Korea North American Premiere SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS “Adoration” Atom Egoyan, … Continue reading

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Signing up for NWFF workshops: now new and improved!

If you’ve ever hesitated to sign up for a NWFF workshop because it involved talking to an actual person on the phone, your problems have been solved! We have added a new online registration feature to our website, allowing you … Continue reading

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Is This Your Demographic?

If you are a Bobcat Goldthwait fan here is a treat for you.  NWFF will host Goldthwait, as he introduces Hal Ashby’s The Landlord at 9:30 on July 1.  It appears that he is quite the Hal Ashby fan. I … Continue reading

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More on Ashby

In anticipation of our forthcoming Hal Ashby series, Kathy Fennessy us a primer by taking us on a brief tour of her own Ashby experience. The series opens July 1.

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