Monthly Archives: April 2011

What’s your 5-minute remake masterpiece?

The deadline approaches!   5-Minute Remake Challenge Brevity is a form of wit they say, so this quarter we dare the intrepid filmmaker to recreate their favorite film in just five minutes. Like making a good stew or beer, take the … Continue reading

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THE YEAR I WORKED WITH MAVERICK DOCUMENTARY FILM DIRECTOR, LIONEL ROGOSIN by Barbara Ireland

We open our series Fact Maverick: Three Films From Lionel Rogosin, a filmmaker that John Cassavettes called, “ the greatest documentary filmmaker of all time.” The series begins with Rogosin’s debut feature ON THE BOWERY this Friday, a re-discovered classic … Continue reading

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Oh Poly!

I hope it’s just a rumor, but it sounds like punk icon Poly Styrene has passed away. Here’s an amazing video of Polly and the bunch singing their classic Oh Bondage Up yours!

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Jennifer Roth awarded the Mayor’s Award

Congratulations to Northwest Film Forum Board President Jennifer Roth!  She will be the recipient of the Mayor’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Film at this year’s Seattle International Film Festival. From the press release: 2011 Mayor’s Film Award Recipient Announced: … Continue reading

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The bar is open!

Be among the first tonight to christen our brand-new liquor license!  We’ll be raising a glass of Washington white (or red — or amber, for those who prefer beer) in honor of this new chapter in Film Forum history, as … Continue reading

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‘Diary’ by Tim Hetherington

Here’s a beautiful impressionistic document from the recently deceased Tim Hetherington, which in his words presents, “a highly personal and experimental film that expresses the subjective experience of my work, and was made as an attempt to locate myself after … Continue reading

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‘Restrepo’ Director Is Killed in Libya

Tragic news today from the film world as Tim Hetherington, one of the director’s of ‘Restrepo’, was killed while documenting the front lines of the Libyan conflict. Very sad indeed.

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Cuban Bows Out Of The Biz

Biggest film news of the day isn’t the announced slate of Directors Fortnight titles at Cannes, it’s that  Mark Cuban is bowing out of the film business. Today he announced that Landmark Theatres and Magnolia Pictures, two parts of  2929 … Continue reading

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Seattle Filmmakers in Treatment

Congrats to Seattle director/writers (and Film Forum board member and lifetime member, respectively) Steven Schardt and Sean Nelson. They’re heading to New York this weekend for the premiere of their new film “Treatment” at the Tribecca Film Festival.

From the Tribecca catalogue:

First-time directors Steven Schardt and Sean Nelson’s playful comedic approach is loose and upbeat and does not dare to take itself too seriously, making for a zany and refreshing time. Shooting in Los Angeles on a shoestring budget, the producers of Humpday and actors Sean Nelson, Ross Partridge, and Joshua Leonard reunite for this equally smart absurdist comedy. Not to be confused with your typical “bromance,” Treatment picks up after the honeymoon, when there is some growing up to do and maybe even a little “bromancipation.”

Read more here, where you can also buy your tickets if you are lucky enough to be in the Big Apple this weekend.

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Get inside with a Spring filmmaking class

There’s no need to be outside for a while.  How about improving your filmmaking skills or appreciation with one of our spring workshops? Kubrick Masterpieces Six Tuesdays, May 3–June 14 (no class May 17), 7–9pm Instructor: Robert Cumbow Tuition: $120/WigglyWorld … Continue reading

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