Monthly Archives: February 2009

“A perfect film”

Check out the great reviews for BALLAST from the Times and PI this morning: “3 1/2 Stars: It’s a perfect title for a perfect film. And by “perfect” I simply mean it’s flawless on its own terms. If you’d prefer … Continue reading

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Independent Spirit Award

This weekend the awards program to be excited about isn’t the Oscars, its Film Independent’s Independent Spirit Awards. Why you might ask? Well it just so happens that our very own Lynn Shelton is up for the Acura Someone To … Continue reading

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Harrison Ford and The Model Shop

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMVS_QWBAg4] We’re screening Jacques Demy’s The Model Shop for one more evening as part of our 69 series. Demy’s first choice for the lead in the film was Harrison Ford (you can view snippets of his original screen test for … Continue reading

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Little Dizzle in SXSW

We’ve got Texas in our soul. The Immaculate Conception of Little Dizzle has been accepted into the Emerging Visions program at South By Southwest. For a full listing of films and the screening schedule, click here.

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Original 1969 review of ME AND MY BROTHER

Download a high res version here. (For more on Robert Frank, check out this recent NPR story revisiting some of his work.) Me and My Brother plays NWFF February 18-19 at 8pm.

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Two great American indies…

…play for ONE WEEK ONLY beginning this Friday. Check out the press for Ballast: “The one indisputably great film at Sundance ’08… (This) poetic and profound movie transcends categories and announces the arrival of a major new filmmaker.” —Peter Travers, … Continue reading

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Spring 69 Series Poster

Designed by Peter Lucas. The Spring 69 lineup has been announced: The Wild Bunch Mar 13 – Mar 19 (Sam Peckinpah, USA, 1969, 35mm, 145 min) Master director Sam Peckinpah’s classic tale of aging desperados determined to forge one last … Continue reading

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Agnes Varda and Susan Sontag at 1969 NYFF

This Friday we open Agnes Varda’s LIONS LOVE as part of our 69 series. A film rarely seen in the US, it did however screen at the New York Film Festival in 1969. Also screening in the festival and a … Continue reading

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Distributor of Avant-Garde Films Threatened With Eviction

If you haven’t read the article in the NY Times about the possible eviction of the Film-Makers Cooperative (Jonas Mekas is at the helm), please see http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/11/movies/11coop.html?8dpc The Film-Makers Cooperative is an invaluable cultural resource. It would be a crushing … Continue reading

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Oh Lucy, Where Are You?

Why isn’t the Seattle filmgoing community all abuzz about Northwest director Kelly Reichardt’s Wendy and Lucy? It topped Film Comment’s year-end list of theatrical releases, made it to #4 on the indieWIRE 2008 Critics Poll, and has been nominated for … Continue reading

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