Tag Archives: 1969

Original 1969 reviews of “Once Upon a Time in the West” and “True Grit”

Better late than never! Click for bigger images. Credit: Film Quarterly v. 23 no. 1 (Fall 1969) p. 57 Once Upon a Time in the West Variety Staff.  Variety Review Database.  New York:Jan 1969. Copyright Reed Business Information, a division … Continue reading

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Original 1969 articles about “True Grit”

It’s the last weekend of 69!  And what better way to go out than with two monumental westerns? I found some great original reviews of both True Grit and Once Upon a Time in the West, but alas, was out … Continue reading

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Western double feature for the last weekend of “69″

As 2009 comes to a close, so does our year-long series exploring the films of 1969. We began with new prints of two outlaw odysseys Easy Rider and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. We close the series with two … Continue reading

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“La Danse” held over through December 16

We are pleased to announce that we are able to hold over Frederick Wiseman’s documentary La Danse: Le Ballet de l’Opera de Paris through December 16, playing daily at 7pm.  The film has been drawing huge crowds all weekend, and … Continue reading

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Original 1969 review of “The Passion of Anna”

I was having trouble accessing the Seattle Public Library database this week, so I wasn’t able to find the original clipping of this Vincent Canby review, but you can read it online here: The Passion of Anna (1970) The Times’ … Continue reading

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We did 69; BAM does 62

The New York Times has a great piece on Brooklyn Academy of Music’s series of 12 films from 1962. I can’t help but compare the connections made between films in the article to those we have hoped audiences would draw … Continue reading

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Focal Points: Rare 1969 documentaries on Wednesday

This just in from our co-presenter, the Sprocket Society: Hi everyone –  Coming up this Wednesday night is our second program co-presented with Northwest Film Forum as part of the 69 series.  More info and links below; we hope you … Continue reading

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Heavy Visuals ’69

Allow me to suggest this exceptional evening of experimental shorts from 1969, screening tomorrow at 8pm courtesy of The Sprocket Society (who, by the way, are also presenting this night of documentary shorts on October 14). HEAVY VISUALS ’69 Electronic … Continue reading

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Original 1969 review of “The Prime of Ms. Jean Brodie”

Vincent Canby on “The Prime of Ms. Jean Brodie,” which plays September 11-17 at 7pm (click for larger image): “[The film] will probably be underrated because it must seem smaller than the big, extraordinary performance that Maggie Smith gives in … Continue reading

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Original 1969 review of “If…”

Here’s good old Mr. Canby on Lindsay Anderson’s youth rebellion classic, “If…” which screens as part of our 69 series September 11-17 at 9:30pm:

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