Monthly Archives: September 2010

Another of America’s Finest Dead

Sad news came in today that the fine Arthur Penn, whose BONNIE AND CLYDE kicked American film production in a new direction, died Tuesday night one day after turning 88. The news was confirmed to the NY Times by Penn’s … Continue reading

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Dial M for member discounts

Alfred Hitchcock presents…a Hitchcock packed fall movie schedule! Between the Grand Illusion’s double feature of The Birds and Frenzy, SIFF’s quintuple-take of The Birds, Double Take, The Man Who Knew Too Much, North by Northwest and Vertigo, our Required Viewing … Continue reading

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15th Anniversary Scrapbook: A repost

Because it’s worth repeating. Top Ten NWFF Gags, Pranks and High Jinks of the Decade

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On the set of “Cut”

The new film by Amir Naderi wrapped a few days ago. Here’s a report from a visit to the set a few weeks ago. Another sweltering day in the hottest summer on record for Japan found me at the Hashimoto … Continue reading

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This mumblecore panel at the New Yorker Film Festival looks cool…

…even though we kinda already did it in 2007. Richard Brody on Mumblecore Posted by New Yorker Festival Over at The Front Row, Richard Brody discusses the rise of “mumblecore,” the indie-film movement (or is it?) that is the subject … Continue reading

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15th Anniversary Scrapbook: The Grand Illusion

Did you know Northwest Film Forum once operated the Grand Illusion Cinema?  It’s true. The original Film Forum founders bought, remodeled and then ran the cinema for 8 years starting in mid 1996.  The little cinema that could has had … Continue reading

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The Fall Membership Drive is on – Join us like it’s 1995!

Fall Membership Drive September 24-October 7 Join us like it’s 1995! In honor of our 15th anniversary, join, renew or upgrade your membership during our Fall Membership Drive and get prices from 1995, the year of our founding. Supporting membership … Continue reading

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15th Anniversary Scrapbook: NWFF on Kong TV in ’98

A TV spot produced by Seattle’s Kong TV, announcing WigglyWorld’s first Start to Finish film, Money Buys Happiness. Starring co-founder Jamie Hook and writer/director Gregg Lachow. Followed by Jamie quoting Robert Bresson. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-815x2rCphE]

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15th Anniversary Scrapbook: Great guests of the past

How many do you recognize? From top left to bottom right: August Wilson, James Benning, Bill Plympton, Blammo, Bonnie Bedelia, Bruce Baillie, Caveh Zahedi, Claire Denis, Eddie Izzard, Cameron Crowe, Crispin Glover, Guy Maddin, Haskel Wexler, Karen Black, Lisandro Alonso, … Continue reading

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Director Miguel Gomes

crIMG_9873 Originally uploaded by nwfilmforum Photos from our reception with director Miguel Gomes now up on our Flickr page! (Thanks, Margaret)

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