Monthly Archives: March 2011

Los Angeles Plays Itself: The Game

Can you guess what movies Thom Andersen uses to illustrate the following ideas in his smart and playful video essay, Los Angeles Plays Itself? (Hint: Here’s a list) “Through Union Station’s corridors and grand lobby have passed gangsters, drug dealers, … Continue reading

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NWFF plays Los Angeles Plays Itself

We are excited to reprise the much-lauded Los Angeles Plays Itself this Sunday, March 27 at 7pm (with director Thom Andersen in attendance).  I first saw this a few years back when the Film Forum first played it, and have … Continue reading

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2-for-1 Admission to “Ambient Intimacy”

Attention all cash-strapped internet fans and cheapskate dates!  This Friday’s Ambient Intimacy event with the Beta Society is now buy-one-get-one-free! You can buy your first ticket right now (and we’ll let you bring your date for free the night of … Continue reading

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Interview with producer Michael Ochs

Enjoy this exclusive clip from the radio show Recovery – Coast to Coast.  Host Neil Scott interviews producer Michael Och’s about his documentary profile of his brother Phil Ochs. The film explores the motives and goals that drove Phil Ochs … Continue reading

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The Backstory This Week

This Saturday on the UWTV/Channel 27 film series, Backstory: The Filmmaker’s Vision, local filmmaker and previous NWFF Local Sightings participant Rustin Thompson’s feature film, The Ends of the Earth, screens at 9pm (with additional showings throughout the following week).  This … Continue reading

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Film in the Blank

Seattle Contest Accepts Entries Cinematic lore tells us that upon witnessing D.W. Griffiths’s 1915 epic The Birth of A Nation, President Woodrow Wilson called it “writing history with lightning.” Now you have a chance to (re)write your own history with … Continue reading

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Ambient Intimacy poster

Courtesy of the Beta Society! Get your tickets now.

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Interview with Xavier Dolan

Here’s an interesting interview conducted by Damon Smith of Filmmaker Magazine of our youngest auteur of the quarter Xavier Dolan, whose HEARTBEATS opens here on Friday. A native of Montreal, Dolan is a former child actor who wrote and directed … Continue reading

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Seattle Filmmaker Makes Sale at SXSW

T.J. Martin, the Seattle filmmaker who, along with Brian Quist, made A Day in the Hype of America, just sold his film, Undefeated, to The Weinstein Company at SXSW. The documentary follows a Memphis football team, the Manassas Tigers, whose … Continue reading

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But wait! There’s more…

Additional screenings added for Phil Ochs: There But for Fortune AND Queen of the Sun! Queen of the Sun will return Monday, March 21 at 7:15 and 9:15pm. Phil Ochs screens Tuesday, March 22 at 7 and 9pm. You asked … Continue reading

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