Monthly Archives: June 2009

Original 1969 reviews of “Duet for Cannibals”

It was tough to find any straightforward reviews of Susan Sontag’s directorial debut, but there was certainly a lot written about the film in 1969. Here’s an interesting article in the NY Times previewing the film, and discussing it’s creation … Continue reading

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Toronto Unveils 26 Titles

Toronto International Film Festival began disclosing its line-up today. As usual a number of titles perk my interest including new titles from Manoel de Oliveira, Alain Resnais, Hirokazu Kore-eda, Tsai Ming-liang, Hong Sang-soo, Corneliu Porumboiu, and Elia Suleiman. Here’s the … Continue reading

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For Those Who Saw Rembrandt’s J’Accuse

Can I recommend The New York Times piece today on Peter Greenaway’s series “Nine Classical Paintings Revisited”, a part of which Rembrandt’s J’Accuse screened this past weekend as part of SIFF’s best-of-the-fest.

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A Rare Screening of Duet For Cannibals

As promised in my much earlier post regarding Agnes Varda and Susan Sontag at 1969 NYFF, this Wednesday we screen Sontag’s first feature DUET FOR CANNIBALS, one of the rarest screenings of our series. Tracking a print of this title … Continue reading

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Children’s Film Festival Call for Submissions

Attention Filmmakers: We are now accepting entries for the 5th Annual Children’s Film Festival Seattle, to be presented January 22-31, 2010 at Northwest Film Forum. Last year, Children’s Film Festival Seattle presented 86 films from 25 countries. Children’s Film Festival … Continue reading

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Announcing “Live at the Film Forum”

Northwest Film Forum proudly announces “Live at the Film Forum,” a season of collaborative art performances! Live at the Film Forum brings together artists from a variety of backgrounds, including dance, performance art, music and animation to create new work … Continue reading

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Original 1969 review of “Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice”

Bob & Carol was one of several late 60s movies to tackle issues related to the “sexual revolution.” (My Night at Maud’s, which plays with Bob & Carol, also explores the subject.) Here’s a review from Film Quarterly that notes … Continue reading

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Original 1969 reviews of “irresistible” My Night at Maud’s

This one by Vincent Canby predicts My Night At Maud’s will “prove irresistible.” He even dared to call the film “civilized!” (but added a qualifier, of course). Full text here (click for larger image): As Canby mentions, Maud’s is the … Continue reading

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Allan King Dead at 79

One of the filmmakers who convinced me that the Canadian film industry deserves way more respect then it gets abroad was filmmaker Alan King, who over the weekend died of a brain tumor at the age of 79. A couple … Continue reading

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“Little Dizzle” scheduled for encore in “Best of SIFF” series

David Russo’s “The Immaculate Conception of Little Dizzle” will be back for a Seattle encore screening as part of SIFF’s “Best of SIFF” series. The film will screen June 21 at 8:30pm at SIFF Cinema. “Best of SIFF” gives audiences … Continue reading

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