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SIFF 2014 Review: Big In Japan

Big In Japan (Directed by John Jeffcoat, USA/Japan, 2013, 100 minutes) Festival showings: Thursday, June 5, 7:00 PM, Egyptian Saturday, June 7, 12:30 PM, SIFF Cinema Uptown Art is tricky business, and usually it takes a whole lot of hard work and a huge sense of humor to match whatever beauty and truth is createdRead more...

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SIFF 2014 Preview: Keep On Keepin’ On

Keep On Keepin’ On (Directed by Alan Hicks, USA 2014, 84 minutes) Festival Screenings: Wednesday, June 4, 7:00 PM, SIFF Cinema Uptown* Friday, June 6, 4:00 PM, SIFF Cinema Uptown We don’t make it through this world alone. Art may come from a lonely place, even a suffering place, and terribly enough, people often won’tRead more...

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SIFF 2014 Review: Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon

Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon (Directed by Mike Myers, USA, 2013, 84 minutes) He had been in Los Angeles and got punched out twice in 24 hours. Kick-started in the business by Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin while on LSD trying to separate them from having sex poolside at his hotel (he thought itRead more...

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SIFF 2014: It’s Time To Face The Music

The 40th Annual Seattle International Film Festival is upon us, and this year’s SIFF is probably the best one for fans of the KEXP-sponsored Face The Music series. Seriously, if you’ve found the festival has been a little light on the music movies before, this year will change your head. In the official SIFF 2014Read more...

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Seattle International Film Festival 2014: Kick It with Jimi and Much More

It’s our happening and it freaks us out! The 2014 Seattle International Film Festival is upon us, and this year is probably the best one for fans of its phenomenal Face The Music series. Seriously, if you’ve found SIFF a little light on the music movies before, this year will change your head around. InRead more...

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Scribes Sounding Off: PM Press Takeover

It’s great to see that excellent, keenly questioning, perennially rebellious, truly inspiring, and high quality reading/viewing/listening materials keep being published and produced in this extremely DIY economy. Forged in the fires of pre-economic collapse in 2007, Oakland, CA-based PM Press is a focused cell of thought-provokers in various mediums with combined aeons of protesting, punkRead more...

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Scribes Sounding Off: Sex, Drugs, and Rock and Roll, Part 666

There are a whole of really good deep and fun reads out this fall. Some of it is about music and the madness that surrounds the lives that make it and enjoy it, some of it’s about people who work after hours in nightmarish conditions who have to find serenity through blood, or who followRead more...

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SIFF 2013 Face The Music Preview: I Used To Be Darker

I Used To Be Darker (Directed by Matthew Porterfield; USA, 2013, 90 minutes) Festival Screenings: Tuesday, June 4 at 6:30 PM, at SIFF Cinema Uptown Wednesday, June 5 at 3:30 PM at SIFF Cinema Uptown Rarely has a movie shown how much (performing and enjoying) music enriches and inspires, heals and separates our personal livesRead more...

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SIFF 2013 Preview: Her Aim Is True

Her Aim Is True (Directed by Karen Whitehead, USA, 2013, 70 minutes) Festival screenings: Sunday, May 26, at 4:00 PM at Harvard Exit Monday, May 27, at 2:00 PM at Harvard Exit She’s 93, living in Seattle, and at the end of the biographical documentary, Her Aim Is True, photographer Jini Dellaccio is still creatingRead more...

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SIFF 2013 Face The Music Preview: Peaches Does Herself

Peaches Does Herself (Directed by Peaches, Germany 2012, 80 minutes) Festival Screenings: Saturday, May 25 9:30 PM at the Egyptian Theater Monday, May 27 9:00 PM at the Egyptian Theater I remember the first time I heard “Fuck The Pain Away” at a bar on Cap Hill in 2000. It jolted me as much asRead more...

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