Monthly Archives: July 2009

Sneak Peak at Import Export: Interview with Ulrich Seidl

This fall at Northwest Film Forum we’ll be showing Austrian auteur Ulrich Seidl’s much-heralded film, Import Export. His recent interview with Green Cine covers both the extreme conditions required for Seidl to smile and the hazards of filming in the … Continue reading

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Great reflection on Hitchcock’s Topaz

Over at Parallax View. Check it out! Hitchcock’s Topaz Revisited

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David Russo wins best director at Montreal Fantasia

In much more happy NWFF news, Immaculate Conception of Little Dizzle director David Russo won Best Director at the Montreal Fantasia Film Festival! Read more about Little Dizzle at www.littledizzlefilm.com, more about NWFF’s Start-to-Finish program (currently in jeopardy!) here.

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An Urgent Request from Northwest Film Forum

A few minutes ago I emailed this letter to 10,000 people. I am writing to you to ask for your help. I am asking you for $10, the price of an average movie ticket. The Film Forum has had done … Continue reading

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An urgent request from Northwest Film Forum

I am writing to you to ask for your help. I am asking you for $10, the price of an average movie ticket. The Film Forum has had done many great things this year, but much like other organizations our … Continue reading

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Iran ‘arrests prominent film director’ at cemetery

TEHRAN — Prominent Iranian film director Jafar Panahi was arrested at a cemetery where mourners gathered on Thursday to commemorate slain election protesters, a source close to the family said. “Panahi, his wife Tahereh Saeedi and daughter Solmaz were arrested … Continue reading

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Original 1969 review for “Topaz” and “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service”

Warning! This New York Times review does reveal the dramatic ending of Majesty’s in the final paragraph, though I think the film will still be thoroughly entertaining despite the admission. Interesting that the Bond franchise was still cleanly seen as … Continue reading

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Dispatches from Honduras

NWFF instructor and volunteer Craig Downing has been traveling in Honduras. He sends this message: “just a quick heads up that after watching a speeding convoy of red cross ambulances pass us followed by a pick up truck with a … Continue reading

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The Dance of Chance

We’re not all film over here at Northwest Film Forum. Often we’re found working with artists from other mediums. Most often with dancers. As you can imagine, we were quite saddened today when we learned that one of dance’s greatest … Continue reading

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Melbourne Film Fest site hacked!

Bad news for exhibitors everywhere. Hackers hit Melbourne fest site Festival information with the Sino flag By MICHAELA BOLAND The website of the Melbourne Intl. Film Festival was hacked Friday as a Chinese campaign builds against a doc about an … Continue reading

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