Monthly Archives: November 2009

A Hole in the Heart of Man, Out At the Edge of the World: Some Remarks On the Cinema of Lisandro Alonso

“Why is manhood…an endless highway?” – Adam Zagajewski, Tierra del Fuego The NWFF is to be commended for presenting a rare coup: a cycle of films that taken together evince a dedicated and visionary artist at work, the Argentine director … Continue reading

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A Shot From The One Shot

The photo above is a set still of Lisandro Alonso on set last week on the one-shot film he shot in unincorporated Snohomish County.  Standing to his left is Jason Knoll and Ben Kasulke, the camera department on this shoot. … Continue reading

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Get cozy with Northwest Film Forum

Ready to take our relationship to the next level?  Here’s a friendly reminder of to stay connected with email lists, Facebook and Twitter, and how you can get involved as a donor, member or volunteer. There are many ways to … Continue reading

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Also playing this weekend: Araya

With all the excitement surrounding Argentine director Lisandro Alonso’s visit to Northwest Film Forum, it might be easy to forget that another film from Latin America is also playing this week. Araya is a documentary/tone poem about Venezuelan fishermen and … Continue reading

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Making of Liverpool Videos

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fop4NGWR1hY] [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3O3Zy15bCo] For those of you coming this week to Lisandro Alonso’s films, therre are two interesting youtube clips showing some moments from the set of LIVERPOOL that might interest you. I’ve posted both above.

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Film Forum Program Director Adam Sekuler Shortlisted for Stranger Genius Award

(Again!) “The Northwest Film Forum has the best program director in Seattle.” Heck, yeah!

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Claire Denis and 35 Rhums: On the Tracks, In a House Full of Love

The following interview with Claire Denis was conducted at BAFICI in April. A festival report by the author, as well as comments on the Denis film, can be found at the link provided below. Gratitude goes to the Northwest Film … Continue reading

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LISANDRO ALONSO PRIMER

Tomorrow one of cinema’s recent poets Lisandro Alonso arrives in our city for a complete retrospective of his work. While the film forum is responsible for touring Alonso latest film LIVERPOOL throughout the US and Canada, we’ll also be engaging … Continue reading

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Winter calendar now available!

Northwest Film Forum’s Winter quarterly calendar is now online, and you can taking a longing look at the movies, classes, and special events coming your way Dec-Feb by visiting our website or downloading a PDF copy of it. Film Forum … Continue reading

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VITAL CINEMA THIS WEEK

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIC8dab6Iuo] This week we open Ulrich Seidl’s IMPORT EXPORT, a film that appeared on my top ten list for 2008.  Both confrontational and compassionate, Seidl’s tale of migration and social borders weaves its way through contemporary Europe as it interrogates … Continue reading

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