Monthly Archives: September 2008

Final note

I just caught this story about Henry Steinway, the great-grandson of the founder of the Steinway piano empire. For those of you who caught Note By Note at NWFF this past February, the eulogy will resonate. Remembering Henry Steinway Listen … Continue reading

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Local Sightings schedule online!

The 11th Annual Local Sightings Film Festival program is now online at www.localsightings.org.  Peruse all the truly impressive Northwest work on display for the week-long event.  What better way to spend your rainy Saturday or Sunday than marking your calendar … Continue reading

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Keith Haring Is Here!

In the summer of 1979 I interned with a poets workshop in New York City that hosted weekly open readings at the East Village’s Club 57. One of the regulars was Keith Haring, a pale, nerdy-looking art student with Elvis … Continue reading

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U.S. Senate Passes Film Preservation Legislation

Terrific news to report!  This past Tuesday night, the United States Senate passed H.R. 5893, the bill reauthorizing the National Film Preservation Board and National Film Preservation Foundation.  The bill now moves on to President Bush for his signature and … Continue reading

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Crazy cool multimedia performance thing at OTBs

I’m not sure I get it, but this sound awesome: On the Boards kicks off the 08/09 season with a multimedia extravaganza, courtesy of Europe’s Superamas Superamas | BIG, 3rd episode (happy/end) Thu – Sat | Sep 18 – 20, … Continue reading

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MOMMA’S MAN

MOMMA’S MAN     (94 MINUTES)     2008      W/D:  AZAZEL JACOBS     PLAYS  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, TO MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 AT:    7 AND 9PM      PLUS  SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS AT:    5PM I was fortunate enough to see this film at SIFF (as … Continue reading

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Two groovy new posters

From Mr. Peter Lucas.

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Strangers in your living room

Today tickets went on sale for the Couch Fest Film Festival, a film festival that tours audiences through willing living rooms throughout the city. I also, fittingly, came across this mention of Home Movie Day, “a celebration of amateur films … Continue reading

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New York Times on new distribution models

In yesterday’s New York Times, Manohla Dargis cut to the core of how independent film, and film distribution has changed.  Discussing Jim Jarmusch, the Coen Brothers, and Spike Lee, she shows how far we have travelled from when they were … Continue reading

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The Wrestler picks up Golden Lion and distribution

In what has been a crazy whirlwind weeked for Darren Aronofsky’s The Wrestler, the movie won the Golden Lion at Venice, and after an all night bidding war, was bought by Fox Searchlight. The words coming out of Venice were … Continue reading

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