Monthly Archives: January 2009

Punk Classicist

Albert Serra has been a shooting star in the international film community, roaring onto the scene with his Honor de Cavalleria, a quiet, near irreverent take on Don Quixote that finds its  characters wandering the Catalan countryside. He followed that with … Continue reading

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Aspect Ratio

This afternoon I found myself with a couple of hours between films. After a bowl of soup I headed over the the festivals Aspect Ratio exhibit at Tent. A gallery exhibit of works fro m Roman Ondak, Joachim Koester, Ken … Continue reading

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First Things First

One of the special things about coming to Rotterdam is the care they give to screening films from the history of cinema. This year is no different with their First Things First program; a collection of first films from some … Continue reading

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Children’s Film Fest 09 photos are up

Just look at all the fun you’ve been missing… More here.

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The Tigers Are Out

I hope to provide more detailed coverage of my time in Rotterdam, which has gone very well so far. The last few nights I’ve been spending time with the filmmaking team behind Albert Serra’s QUIXOTIC and BIRD SONG (serra included). … Continue reading

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Class and Cinema in the City

Dennis Lim reviews Medicine For Melancholy. “MEDICINE FOR MELANCHOLY,” an independent feature by the first-time writer-director Barry Jenkins, opens the morning after a one-night stand. Micah and Jo, who don’t yet know each other’s names, are young and black, and … Continue reading

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A.O. Scott rediscovers Midnight Cowboy

Midnight Cowboy “offers a time capsule view of Manhattan in a very different era. It also is a showcase of some of the filmmaking styles of the late 1960s…[Director Schlesinger] was able to show just how swinging, how cool, how … Continue reading

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More about the Sundance Three in Seattle Times

From today’s (January 25) paper: Sunday, January 25, 2009 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL “The Immaculate Conception of Little Dizzle,” a film by Seattle’s David Russo, earned a loud ovation at its premiere in the festival’s Library Theater. By Christy Karras Special … Continue reading

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Little Dizzle Australian and New Zealand rights sold

From Screendaily.com: Beyond has taken all Australian and New Zealand rights from Visit Films to David Russo’s The Immaculate Conception Of Little Dizzle following its world premiere in Spectrum [Competition at Sundance] on Monday (January 19). Ryan Kampe of New … Continue reading

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Mr. McFeely in person today at 1pm

What are you doing today at 1pm? Allow me to suggest you make you way over to NWFF to catch Mr. McFeely’s second appearance at our Children’s Film Festival Seattle. I enjoy Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood, but to be honest, it … Continue reading

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