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Monthly Archives: April 2011
Welcome to this year’s Cannes Film Festival Line Up. Much to be excited about here including new films from Almodovar, Miike, Kaurismäki, the Dardenne’s, Von Trier, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Malick, and Lynne Ramsay, and that’s just the competition! Looking forward … Continue reading
Caveh Zahedi, filmmaker and old friend of Northwest Film Forum, was commissioned by the Sharjah Art Foundation in the United Arab Emirates to make a film for the Sharjah Biennial. There were three things he was told – no frontal nudity, no blaspheming the prophet Muhammad and no demeaning Sheik Sultan bin Muhammad al-Qasimi, the ruler of Sharjah. Zahedi took the third prohibition and made it a challenge, much to the chagrin of the Shiek and the organizers of the festival.
Read the story here in the New York Times.
By popular demand, we’ve added three additional showtimes for Rubber: Friday, April 15 at 11pm Saturday, April 16 at 5pm Sunday, April 17 at 5pm Get your tickets now!
I recently learned of the passing of long time film-goer Terry Blue, a regular at Oak Street Cinema, a former venue that I worked at. Learning of his passing was very emotional for me and it got me thinking about … Continue reading
We were saddened to learn of the passing of a good friend of the Film Forum, Melissa Hines. The Mayor’s Office has released a full statement about her life and work that I encourage you to read. A couple of … Continue reading
Sidney Lumet, a director who preferred the streets of New York to the back lots of Hollywood and whose stories of conscience — “12 Angry Men,” “Serpico,” “Dog Day Afternoon,” “The Verdict,” “Network” — became modern American film classics, died … Continue reading
This week the Film Forum welcomes an Epson PL Pro G5750 3-chip LCD WUXGA projector to our smaller theater. Coming in at 4500 lumens, it’s much brighter, sharper and with truer colors than our previous projector. The difference is incredible, … Continue reading
Here are 75 photos of decrepit, deceased, or otherwise destroyed cinemas, once home to our flickering dreams. Has digital destroyed the temple of our dreams? You be the judge.
By Catherine Matson Rubber, the latest film by Quentin Dupieux aka Mr. Oizo, has it all: a killer roaming the sunny California desert, a beautiful woman, cops, explosions, mystery. This surreal thriller, which is both shocking and laugh out loud … Continue reading