Monthly Archives: June 2010

Apparenlty Inspired By Punishment Park

M.I.A.’s “Born Free” video directed by Romain Gavras, the son of Costa-Gavras (of Z fame),  seems to be clearly inspired by Peter Watkins Punishment Park, which we screen this week at NWFF. The video has apparently been banned from youtube … Continue reading

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Local Sightings Deadline Tomorrow!

Hey Northwest filmmakers, get your act together! The Local Sightings deadline is tomorrow. You can either drop it in a post box or at our offices. Either way, get your submission in to us. Its free!

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More context than you know what to do with for “Punishment Park”

It is not often that a distributor provides such an exhaustive supply of related materials for the films that we show. The media kit for Punishment Park was so informative and thorough, I feel I’d be remiss if I did … Continue reading

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For Fans of Will Oldham Some Exciting News

Looks like Mr. Bonnie “Prince” Billy will be starring in yet another quiet meditation on friendship ala OLD JOY. The film’s called NEW JERUSALEM directed by R. Alverson and it co-stars Colm O’Leary. Check out the trailer.

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Lots of Thumbs Up for Daddy Longlegs

It isn’t often that I can say I first heard about a movie showing at NWFF on “At the Movies.” But Daddy Longlegs, the microbudget indie playing through Thursday, has grabbed the attention of all kinds of film critics. Its … Continue reading

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It was one year ago today.

“I like the way he pops!” Michael Jackson Tribute By Peter Lucas In 1983, outside of the Los Angeles location shooting of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” music video, interviewers asked many among the throngs of young fans who’d shown up why they … Continue reading

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Local production “Grassroots” announces casting of Jason Biggs

This just in from producer Peggy Case, formerly of Immaculate Conception of Little Dizzle fame… GRASSROOTS – CAST ANNOUNCED FOR QUIRKY GYLLENHAAL COMEDY A short-tempered, unemployed music critic who likes to dress as a polar bear thinks he can harness … Continue reading

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GO GET SOME ROSEMARY: The Safdie Brothers Come to Seattle

Daddy Longlegs begins with a dedication, scrawled on the screen as if it were a handwritten note left on a kitchen table: FOR OUR FATHER, FOR FUN AS A RESPONSIBILITY, FOR THE MIDDLE PERSPECTIVE, A LOST PAST, LIGHTS ON DURING … Continue reading

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Brand New iMacs in our Edit Suite!

Thanks to a generous donation from The Schreiber Family Charitable Foundation, the Film Forum has replaced all of the aging computers in our edit room with six shiny new Apple iMacs! And just in time for our summer of youth … Continue reading

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Another place to submit your Local Sightings

Documentary Filmmakers Please Take Note – Storyville Vancouver Call for Submissions! The Vancouver Film & TV Forum (British Columbia, Canada) runs from Sept. 28 – Oct. 1 plus New Filmmakers’ Day, Oct. 2. The 2010 Forum is proud to stimulate … Continue reading

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