Monthly Archives: September 2009

The best show this year happened 35 years ago.

A quick note to those folks who were at our special Texas edition of “You’re Lookin’ At Country” to witness the rare screening of what is likely one of the best concert films ever… H O L Y S * … Continue reading

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Local Sightings spotlight: The Mountain, the River and the Road

We are pleased to include Mike Harring’s The Mountain, the River and the Road as this year’s opening night film at Local Sightings (and tickets are selling fast, so I’d get yours now). Here’s the description: The latest of Seattle’s … Continue reading

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The Bergman Auction Update

Swedish film director Ingmar Bergman’s Laterna Magica A full list of items from Ingmar Bergman’s (whose film Passion of Anna screens in our 69 program in November) estate on auction can be found here An account of the offering from … Continue reading

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Local Sightings spotlight: River Ways

There are a lot of very different programs in this year’s Local Sightings Film Festival. So, for the next few days leading up to the festival, I thought I’d spotlight a few movies and events to make sure nothing gets … Continue reading

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AP Polanski Update

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Roman Polanski arrested in Switzerland

Another chapter in his unbelievable life story: Roman Polanski arrested in Switzerland over sex with underage girl Roman Polanski, th Oscar-winning director, faces extradition to the US after being arrested in Zurich on a 31-year-old arrest warrant for having sex … Continue reading

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Peter Rose’s Animation

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlQXOh6oNhk] Experimental filmmaker Peter Rose uses flashlights and stripped-down video projectors to make the mundane gorgeous. Exploits modified flashlights to explore the visual complexities of the ordinary world. All images were shot in real time; there is no animation.

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If you like crafting, knitting, sewing or DIY stuff…

…you should probably buy your tickets now to Handmade Nation. The whole Seattle crafting community has come out to support the screening – including Pacific Fabrics, I Heart Rummage (more on this below), Stitches, Schmancy, Hollow Earth Radio, Plush You! … Continue reading

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Great “Over the Edge” making-of piece

I am a huge fan of the teen riot genre, and (with exception of Rebel Without a Cause, of course) the granddaddy of them all, the one with which all teen riot flicks would afterwards always be compared, is of … Continue reading

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Local Sightings schedule posted!

Northwest Film Forum presents Local Sightings Join us for the 12th annual celebration of Northwest filmmaking! October 2-7 at Northwest Film Forum Local Sightings is the premier showcase of Northwest filmmaking. The festival features an array of feature, documentary and … Continue reading

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