Film

Tobolowsky in a pensive backstage moment. Courtesy of David Chen

You may know him as Sandy Ryerson on Glee or Stu Beggs

You may know him as Sandy Ryerson on Glee or Stu Beggs on Californication or Ned Ryerson in Groundhog Day—the overly ingratiating insurance salesman Bill… Continue reading

Tobolowsky in a pensive backstage moment. Courtesy of David Chen
Portanova pictured at Scarecrow Video.

Talking about supposedly true Bigfoot stories with John Portanova, I stop him

Talking about supposedly true Bigfoot stories with John Portanova, I stop him for a clarification: Does he mean true or “true”? “Oh no, I believe… Continue reading

Portanova pictured at Scarecrow Video.
Over the years, and there have been many, I have heard the

Over the years, and there have been many, I have heard the

Over the years, and there have been many, I have heard the mandarins of SIFF say “We’re slimming down the schedule” or “We’re trying to… Continue reading

Over the years, and there have been many, I have heard the

Over the years, and there have been many, I have heard the

Over the years, and there have been many, I have heard the mandarins of SIFF say “We’re slimming 
down the schedule” or “We’re trying to… Continue reading

Local & Repertory Limited Partnership Discussion follows this new documentary on marriage

Local & RepertoryLimited Partnership Discussion follows this new documentary on marriage equality, which premieres June 15 on PBS. (NR)Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave., 622-9250,… Continue reading

  • May 12, 2015

Local & Repertory •  Avant-garde Cinema from Ex-Yugoslavia Before the violent ’90s

Local & Repertory• Avant-garde Cinema from Ex-Yugoslavia Before the violent ’90s breakup of that country, filmmakers under the communist rule of Tito and Milosevic made some… Continue reading

  • May 12, 2015
Gere on the skids in Time Out of Mind.

As post-recession Seattle swells with ever more wealth, inequality becomes that much

As post-recession Seattle swells with ever more wealth, inequality becomes that much more pronounced. King County’s 10-year war on homelessness has officially been pronounced a… Continue reading

Gere on the skids in Time Out of Mind.
Portanova pictured at Scarecrow Video.

Talking about supposedly true Bigfoot stories with John Portanova, I stop him

Talking about supposedly true Bigfoot stories with John Portanova, I stop him for a clarification: Does he mean true or “true”? “Oh no, I believe… Continue reading

Portanova pictured at Scarecrow Video.
Every edition of SIFF begins with optimism and fresh resolutions: This year

Every edition of SIFF begins with optimism and fresh resolutions: This year

Every edition of SIFF begins with optimism and fresh resolutions: This year I’ll buy my tickets earlier. Or, This time I’ll see more movies. Or,… Continue reading

Every edition of SIFF begins with optimism and fresh resolutions: This year
Tobolowsky in a pensive backstage moment. Courtesy of David Chen

You may know him as Sandy Ryerson on Glee or Stu Beggs

You may know him as Sandy Ryerson on Glee or Stu Beggs on Californication or Ned Ryerson in Groundhog Day—the overly ingratiating insurance salesman Bill… Continue reading

Tobolowsky in a pensive backstage moment. Courtesy of David Chen
Fatih Akin (Head-On, Soul Kitchen) is on the short list of the

Fatih Akin (Head-On, Soul Kitchen) is on the short list of the

Fatih Akin (Head-On, Soul Kitchen) is on the short list of the most intriguing 21st-century directors, and his latest effort, The Cut, travels into the… Continue reading

Fatih Akin (Head-On, Soul Kitchen) is on the short list of the
Hammen and his trusty Bolex.

If the images in his shoestring romance Beach Town seem a little

If the images in his shoestring romance Beach Town seem a little grainy and washed-out, if the sun flares in the lens, if the plot… Continue reading

Hammen and his trusty Bolex.
Sandilands and McNicol prepare to hunt hogs.
Sandilands and McNicol prepare to hunt hogs.

Over the years, and there have been many, I have heard the

Over the years, and there have been many, I have heard the mandarins of SIFF say “We’re slimming 
down the schedule” or “We’re trying to… Continue reading

  • May 7, 2015
Max (Hardy) is a man of action, not words.Jasin Boland/Warner Bros.

Most film snobs are gross hypocrites. I know I am. Me, I

Most film snobs are gross hypocrites. I know I am. Me, I couldn’t care less about those wisecracking Marvel movies or DC’s brooding caped superheroes.… Continue reading

Max (Hardy) is a man of action, not words.Jasin Boland/Warner Bros.

Local & Repertory Hallucinatory Maps A two-hour program of experimental films and

Local & RepertoryHallucinatory Maps A two-hour program of experimental films and videos by Georg Koszulinski is screened. (NR)Grand Illusion, 1403 N.E. 50th St., 523-3935, grandillusioncinema.org.… Continue reading

  • May 5, 2015

Local & Repertory Limited Partnership Discussion follows this new documentary on marriage

Local & RepertoryLimited Partnership Discussion follows this new documentary on marriage equality, which premieres June 15 on PBS. (NR)Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave., 622-9250,… Continue reading

  • May 5, 2015

Local & Repertory Balikbayan #1 Director Kidlat Tahimik will introduce his Filipino

Local & RepertoryBalikbayan #1 Director Kidlat Tahimik will introduce his Filipino essay film, about the history of the Philippines and its colonial legacy. (NR)Northwest Film… Continue reading

  • Apr 28, 2015

Local & Repertory Hallucinatory Maps A two-hour program of experimental films and

Local & RepertoryHallucinatory Maps A two-hour program of experimental films and videos by Georg Koszulinski is screened. (NR)Grand Illusion, 1403 N.E. 50th St., 523-3935, grandillusioncinema.org.… Continue reading

  • Apr 28, 2015

Local & Repertory Excinema Shorts in this avant-garde omnibus come from locals

Local & RepertoryExcinema Shorts in this avant-garde omnibus come from locals including Adam Sekuler and Reed O’Beirne. (NR)Grand Illusion, 1403 N.E. 50th St., 523-3935, grandillusioncinema.org.… Continue reading

  • Apr 21, 2015