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 in Festivals by

DON’T STOP BELIEVIN’: EVERYMAN’S JOURNEY

I would love to have Arnel Pineda as a friend and neighbor. But I’m not as enthusiastic about watching another movie about him, unless it cuts deeper than this one.

Posted on March 19, 2013 in Reviews by

DAYBREAK: INTERVIEW WITH FILMMAKERS DON ARGOTT AND DEMIAN FENTON

Via telephone transmission from Pennsylvania to Tacoma, this flourishing filmmaking team explains that despite the miles worn by both their subject and his band, “Last Days Here” prefers to embrace the future and not wallow in the past…

Posted on April 4, 2012 in Interviews by

THE GLITTER EMERGENCY

“The Glitter Emergency” is a short fairy tale film by Paul Festa about Peggy, a one-legged girl with a peg leg, who dreams of releasing her inner ballerina…

Posted on October 24, 2011 in Reviews by

APPARITION OF THE ETERNAL CHURCH

Festa is investigating a key question about musical aesthetics, and he has invented a methodology to study it which provides very illuminating results…

Posted on October 23, 2011 in Reviews by

CRIES AND ECHOES (DVD)

Priscilla McLean is a skilled, original composer with considerable musical gifts. As a filmmaker, however, she is clearly just beginning to find her voice…

Posted on October 22, 2011 in Reviews by

ROADIE

2011 SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION! “Roadie” scares the hell out of me. It’s like “Anvil” without the uplift, a true horror movie for those fortysomething rockaholics who find themselves unwillingly trading in raging for aging…

Posted on June 17, 2011 in Reviews by