Monthly Archives: November 2009

Divided Cinema starts today

Today kicks off our three-week Divided Cinema program, which runs until December 16 and includes six films and two symposia to provide more information and context about this period of German film history. Tonight we are showing Wings of Desire, … Continue reading

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Wings of Desire: In search of cinematic perfection

I don’t toss around cinematic superlatives like I’m handing out Sweet Tarts. I rarely use the word “perfect” while reviewing a film. If I have used that word it was probably preceded  or followed by a reference to  Tarkovsky, Bunuel, … Continue reading

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Winter film challenge

Thanks to everyone who came out for the “Silence is Golden” film challenge on Saturday. I had such a blast. And I could tell excitement was already building for the next challenge, and that everyone there was ready to try … Continue reading

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Lynn Shelton, Exiles on DVD

Critic Sean Axmaker reminds us that this week three DVDs of note were released: Lynn Shelton’s Humpday, Lynn Shelton’s My Effortless Brilliance, and The Exiles, with both Sean and Sherman Alexie on the commentary. Says Sean: The Seattle independent film … Continue reading

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Consuming Bergman: The Passion of Anna

“Why does Bergman get away with that?” Steven asked. It was a simple question in reference to the four scenes in The Passion of Anna in which the principal actors deliver direct address monologues musing on the characters they play. … Continue reading

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Children’s Film Festival Seattle 2010 poster art

See and believe. Designed by Peter Lucas.

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Original 1969 review of “The Passion of Anna”

I was having trouble accessing the Seattle Public Library database this week, so I wasn’t able to find the original clipping of this Vincent Canby review, but you can read it online here: The Passion of Anna (1970) The Times’ … Continue reading

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Electronic Sound and Multimedia Artist Pamela Z on Tuesday

The piece of Pamela Z’s that I know best—Geekspeak—is something that may be loosely called a radio documentary, but actually turns into something more like musique concrete and then back to documentary again, with a moment of crazy glitch in … Continue reading

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Indigenous Showcase “Super Amigos”

Longhouse Media in partnership with Northwest Film Forum and National Geographic’s All Roads Film Project will be hosting the monthly Indigenous Showcase Saturday November 28th at 1:00pm in the Northwest Film Forum. While it isn’t an outright comedy by any … Continue reading

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Seeking house share or sublet for a visiting intern

Northwest Film Forum will be welcoming an intern for our Children’s Film Festival all the way from Iowa this January – March 2010. If you know of an affordable 3-month sublet, house share or house sitting opportunity for a college-age … Continue reading

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