Monthly Archives: February 2011

Josh and Benny

Congratulations to Josh and Benny Safdie whose feature DADDY LONGLEGS took home the JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD given to the best feature made for under $500,000 at the Independent Spirit Awards today. Totally deserved!

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The “Heartbeats” poster…

…makes the movie look like a Morrissey biopic, no?  No such luck, but the plot doesn’t sound too far off: Three To a Bed, But No Funny Stuff Nicolas (Niels Schneider), an elusive dreamboat, is an extremely pretty, faintly androgynous … Continue reading

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Tonight’s film challenge screenings are FREE!

For all you cash-strapped film lovers who want to see what your friends have been up to, well you are in luck.  Tonight’s film challenge screenings will be free for everyone! SOUND FIRST FILM CHALLENGE Thursday, Feb 24 at 8PM … Continue reading

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New Required Viewing: Stanley Kubrick

New Hollywood, Hitchcock, French cinema, Westerns, German Expressionism…and now Kubrick!  What better way to kick of the summer movie season than to revisit and discuss these classics? KUBRICK MASTERPIECES Six Tuesdays, May 3–June 14 (no class May 17), 7–9pm Instructor: … Continue reading

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Kanye and Gaspar

A side by side comparison of Gaspar Noe’s Enter The Void credit sequence and Kanye West’s All of The Lights music video. A rip off or what? [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAfFfqiYLp0&feature=player_embedded] [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5NLx_dyPo4]

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Springtime in the cinemas

Spring begins this Friday at the Film Forum! Well, the spring calendar at least. Check our website to see what’s to come in the cinemas and workshops, like our filmmaking class on Post Production Sound; the Seattle premiere of Aaron … Continue reading

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Happy Film Day!

I’ll admit that I (and maybe you don’t much either) give scarcely a thought to film as it pertains to the world of politics. One comprises a vast collection of freethinking artists and technicians who aim to entertain the masses, … Continue reading

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Tarr and Torino

Last night I managed to get into the much anticipated and rumored final project for the master of Hungarian stoicism Bela Tarr, The Turin Horse, freely inspired by an episode that marked the end of philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche’s career. On … Continue reading

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Two Seattle Filmmakers In SXSW Shorts

Congrats to former NWFF volunteer Austin Wilson and former co-director of Longhouse Media Annie Silverstein on their short films being accepted to the SXSW film festival. We’re proud to have worked with both of you!

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Honk if you love Jeff Bridges!

Honk! Though I have to question a Jeff Bridges series that does not have White Squall in it (I kid…sort of). Film Forum members, note the generous discount, as always!

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