RAZING THE BAR

4 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 83 minutes

2014 SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION! [Worsley's] film is more than just a scrapbook. It also explores how much a place like that means to the community that embraces it and critiques the morality of gentrification which often means the death of DIY institutions…


Posted on June 18, 2014 by

SIFF TURNS FORTY: 2014 SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL WRAP-UP

The Seattle International Film Festival turned forty this year… with no sign of a mid-life crisis…



Posted on June 17, 2014 by

2014 AFI DOCS FESTIVAL – NEW FILMS, NEW DIRECTOR, NEW SPONSOR

Now in its 12th year, AFI DOCS (formerly SilverDocs) is still morphing into a new kind of festival. Sure, it’s always been about documentaries, and this year there will be 84 films unreeling on all three screens at the ever-glorious AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, off Metro’s Red Line in Silver Spring, and at the numerous venues in DC’s downtown Penn Quarter district…



Posted on June 13, 2014 by

2014 SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL WRAP-UP

As you may or may not know, the Seattle International Film Festival is the largest film festival in the world. This year, they screened 435 features and short films from around the globe. As you can imagine, it’s impossible to see everything, so I try my best to curate my personal program wisely…



Posted on June 12, 2014 by

AN AFTERNOON WITH LAURA DERN: 2014 SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

2014 SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL EVENT! Dern fits well into Lynch’s mode because she’s also an insatiable risk taker. “If other people say you shouldn’t do it,” she remarked, “I like to do it”…



Posted on May 24, 2014 by

NIGHT MOVES

5 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 113 minutes

2014 SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION! Reichardt trusts both her actors and her audience to fill in the blanks through sparse, loaded dialog and long, silent close-ups. It’s not just smart filmmaking; it’s visual poetry…


Posted on May 24, 2014 by

THE 2014 OAK CLIFF FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES PROGRAMMING LINEUP

The 3rd Annual Oak Cliff Film Festival, taking place June 19-22, has announced its film program and events for the 2014 event…



Posted on May 20, 2014 by

SUNDANCE INSTITUTE ANNOUNCES THE SUMMER 2014 SUNDANCE NEXT FEST IN LOS ANGELES

Set to run August 7-10, 2014 at the Theatre at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles, Sundance NEXT FEST will offer film screenings and paired events as an extension to the annual Sundance Film Festival’s NEXT <=> program of films…



Posted on May 20, 2014 by

STANDING ASIDE, WATCHING

1.5 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 90 minutes

2014 SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION! Billed as a Greek western revenge film, the premise sounds promising. Well, they either have a different definition of western revenge or they utterly failed in their mission…


Posted on May 18, 2014 by

AN EVENING WITH RICHARD LINKLATER / “BOYHOOD”

2014 SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL EVENT! On Friday, May 2nd, the 57th Annual San Francisco International Film festival presented director Richard Linklater with their Founding Director’s Award. [They] decided to make a night of it, with “An Evening with Richard Linklater” at the Castro Theatre…



Posted on May 15, 2014 by

2014 SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL WRAP-UP

2014 SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL! Almost everything I saw fell somewhere between great and fantastic, with only a couple of duds in the mix…



Posted on May 9, 2014 by

2014 SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES ITS COMPLETE LINEUP OF FILMS AND EVENTS

The 40th Annual Seattle International Film Festival announced the complete lineup of films and events programming for the 2014 event, running May 15 – June 8, 2014…



Posted on April 30, 2014 by

2014 SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL PREVIEW

Spring in lovely San Francisco, CA may not sound like the ideal time to hide yourself away in a windowless room for hours on end. But film lovers clamoring to be the first to discover the next great indie film will be richly rewarded by choosing darkness…



Posted on April 24, 2014 by

2014 NANTUCKET FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FEATURE FILM LINEUP

The 19th Annual Nantucket Film Festival, taking place June 25-30, 2014, has announced its feature film program, including the opening night, spotlight and closing night films…



Posted on April 22, 2014 by

SIFF 2014: BEHIND THE CURTAIN, PART THREE

The worst part of both the filmmaking and the film programming process is dealing with rejection. As filmmakers, we must accept that not everyone is going to love our work. As film programmers, we must accept that not everyone is going to agree with our decisions…



Posted on April 17, 2014 by

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