Monthly Archives: December 2008

FROM THE BOOTH TO THE AUDIENCE, MY TOP 10 FILM EXPERIENCES AT NWFF IN 2008

What an amazing year for film!  Since I have been privileged to see this organization up close and personal as I started blogging for them in the middle of the year, I  appreciate even more how vital NWFF is to … Continue reading

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This is Why I Go To Rotterdam

Size Matters in the upcoming International Film Festival Rotterdam. One of its programming segments focuses on the difference that screen size can bring to the film-watching experience. The thematic programme focuses on both the ubiquitous presence and the content of … Continue reading

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BEST OF THE YEAR FROM THE BOOTH

Here’s my list of the best experiences I had from the perspective of the projection booth. I tried to narrow it down to ten, but just couldn’t do it. So here they are in no particular order: Shotgun Stories This … Continue reading

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DAY OF WRATH—THE EYES HAVE IT

DAY OF WRATH:          (1943)    BLACK  & WHITE,   DANISH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES       97  MINUTES D: CARL THEODORE DREYER  W: CARL THEODORE DREYER, POUL KNUDSEN, PAUL LA COUR, MOGENS SKOT-HANSEN & HANS WIERS-JENSSENS,  FROM THE UNCREDITED PLAY BY HANS WIERS-JENSSENS, “ANNE … Continue reading

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TOP NINE My personal highlights from the past year include some things I got to and some things I got around to. BOOKS “Deep-Holes,” a short story by Alice Munro that I have thought about since I first read it  … Continue reading

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White People Like Film Festivals

It’s true.

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Top 10 Picks from the ’60′s

Our upcoming series exploring the films of 1969 brought to mind some other past favorites… Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961) The Manchurian Candidate (1962) The Birds (1963) Dr. Strangelove (1964) Help! (1965) Fantastic Voyage (1966) The Graduate (1967) Night of the … Continue reading

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Top 10 Obama YouTube Videos of 2008

[Posted on behalf of our children's programs director, and resident Obama fanatic, Ms. Liz Shepherd] A top-ten list, really? Only one thing happened in 2008, and that was that stupid finally went out of style on November 4 when we … Continue reading

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ANNOUNCING THE 1ST ANNUAL “MOST CREATIVE TOP TEN FILM LIST” CHALLENGE (2008)

Brought to you by: The Lithuanian Baking Company Our Motto: “I Bake, Therefore I Am” Yes, this is YOUR opportunity to win a White Russian Cake (Kahlua, Vodka and Cream), baked by an actual White Russian! The rules are these: … Continue reading

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Seattle snow ingenuity

Seattle may be ill-prepared for lots of snow, but here’s my impressively practical neighbor using his dustpan to clear the driveway.

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