Archive for category: screenings

The View Beyond Parallax… more reads for the week of October 3

3 October, 2014 (10:25) | by Bruce Reid, by Sean Axmaker, Links, screenings | By: Bruce Reid

Ray Pride (with “additional contributions” from Brian Hieggelke) offers a rundown of the film talent located between the coasts, with his list of 50—Count ‘em 50—key players in the Chicago movie scene. Speaking of Chicago talent (number two on Pride’s list, in fact): Unreturned calls to a 1-800 number, regretfully declined invites to Cannes, limo […]

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Seattle Screens: Nina Hoss burns in ‘Barbara’

20 December, 2012 (18:16) | by Sean Axmaker, Film Reviews, screenings, Seattle Screens | By: Sean Axmaker

Barbara, from director Christian Petzold, is a fiercely directed character piece set in rural East Germany long before the fall of The Wall. According to the program notes, it’s 1980 in the GDR, but you have to piece together the era and the situation from the clues on screen: talk of hopes of going to […]

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The View Beyond Parallax… more reads for week of November 16

16 November, 2012 (12:07) | by Bruce Reid, by Sean Axmaker, Links, screenings | By: Bruce Reid

“What should be stressed is that Fassbinder’s films are slow, their tempo gentle and carefully measured. There’s no rush, even as everything falls apart. Despite the furious speed with which they were made, they are meditative works of art.” Charlie Fox’s 13-part (one for each moon) essay on Fassbinder is pitched to a mordant excess […]

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The View Beyond Parallax… more reads for week of November 2

2 November, 2012 (10:16) | by Bruce Reid, by Sean Axmaker, Links, screenings, Seattle Screens | By: Bruce Reid

After a hiatus so long I thought the series over, Kent Jones returns with part six of his and B. Kite’s back-and-forths on Bresson, a quite lovely consideration of how one of his detractor’s recurring complaints, the way the director’s use and control of “models” damages the films’ senses of realism and community, is a […]

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The Seattle Cinema Scene: Dreileben

8 March, 2012 (18:30) | by Sean Axmaker, screenings | By: Sean Axmaker

Dreileben Trilogy, three German films from different directors connected by interlocking stories, plays this weekend only at Northwest Film Forum. The three films play out one per night: Beats Being Dead (Christian Petzold) on Friday, March 9, Don’t Follow Me Around (Dominik Graf) on Saturday, March 10, and One Minute of Darkness (Christoph Hochhauseler) on […]

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The Seattle Cinema Scene: Thelma Schoonmaker Presents Michael Powell

1 March, 2012 (17:49) | by Sean Axmaker, screenings | By: Sean Axmaker

Oscar-winning film editor and longtime Martin Scorsese collaborator Thelma Schoonmaker, who has been a frequent special guest at Seattle screenings over the past couple of decades, is coming to the Seattle Art Museum to introduce a newly restored 35mm print of The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, directed by Michael Powell (her late husband) […]

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The Seattle Cinema Scene: Noir City 2012 and Oscar Nominees in the Theaters

23 February, 2012 (20:34) | by Sean Axmaker, screenings | By: Sean Axmaker

Noir City Seattle, a shorter travelling version of San Francisco’s Noir City festival featuring archival and restored 35mm prints of noir classics and rarities, begins its seven day run of double feature screenings at the Uptown: the first year to screen at SIFF Cinema’s new venue. The series kicks off with Thieves’ Highway (1949), directed […]

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