Author Archives: Chris Estey

SIFF “Face The Music” Preview: The Savoy King and the Music That Changed America

The Savoy King and the Music That Changed America Directed by Jeff Kaufman (USA, 2012, 88 minutes) Festival Screenings: Saturday, June 9, 6:00 p.m. at Harvard Exit Sunday, June 10, 3:00 p.m. at Harvard Exit In Baltimore, about a century ago, little Chick Webb busted out running to see his beloved grandmother and fell downRead more...

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SIFF “Face The Music” Preview: Welcome to Doe Bay

Welcome to Doe Bay Directed by Nesed Shamah and Dan Thornton (USA, 2011, 97 minutes) Festival Screenings: Sunday, June 3, 9:15 p.m. at the Egyptian Tuesday, June 5, 4:00 p.m. at SIFF Cinema Uptown Doe Bay needs its own brand of Kool Aid drink, and a big mug with the logo from its deer-hunter hatsRead more...

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SIFF “Face The Music” Preview: Brooklyn Brothers Beat The Best

Brooklyn Brothers Beat The Best Directed by Ryan O’Nan (USA, 2011, 97 minutes) Festival Screenings: Friday, June 1, 9:30 p.m. at the Harvard Exit Saturday june 2, 4:00 p.m. at Pacific Place There are jokes here about dogs biting penises. There are situations involving punching developmentally disabled children in the face. There’s an encouragement ofRead more...

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SIFF “Face The Music” Preview: Paul Williams Still Alive

Paul Williams Still Alive Directed by Stephen Kessler (USA, 2011, 84 minutes) Festival Screenings: Friday, May 25, 6:30 p.m. at the Egyptian Saturday, May 26, 1:00 p.m. at SIFF Cinema Uptown “Evergreen” was his biggest selling single ever. He wrote the lyrics for the subversively brilliant super-bomb Ishtar, which Quentin Tarantino loves (but will thereRead more...

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SIFF “Face The Music” Preview: El Gusto: The Good Mood

El Gusto: The Good Mood Directed by Safinez Bousbia (Ireland/Algeria/France/United Arab Emirates, 2011, 88 minutes) Festival Screenings: Friday, May 25, 1:30 p.m. at Pacific Place Sunday, May 27, 6:30 p.m. at Pacific Place Wednesday, May 30, 6:00 p.m. in Everett Music and cities blend together so intrinsically. “If you were to scrape these walls,” aRead more...

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SIFF “Face The Music” Preview: Bad Brains: A Band in DC

Bad Brains: A Band in DC Directed by Mandy Stein, Benjamen Logan (USA 2012, 104 minutes) Festival Screenings: Sunday, May 20, 9:00 p.m. at Pacific Place Wednesday, May 23, 9:00 p.m. at Harvard Exit I remember getting the ROIR tape of the Bad Brains’ first album in the mail for review in my fanzine inRead more...

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SIFF “Face The Music” Preview: Under African Skies

Under African Skies Directed by Joe Berlinger (USA/South Africa 2012, 101 minutes) Festival Screenings: Sunday, May 20, 6:30 p.m. at the Egyptian Tuesday, May 22, 4:30 p.m. at SIFF Cinema Uptown At the core of this documentary about the recording of the Graceland album by Paul Simon and whole batches of cherished South African musicalRead more...

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Seattle International Film Festival 2012: Face The Music series with Bad Brains, Paul Simon, Pacific NW Hiphop and Doe Bay

The Seattle International Film Festival’s Face The Music series is eagerly anticipated by music fans every year, and for extra flavor this season’s line-up has been curated by music maven/legendary DJ Marco Collins. SIFF runs from May 17 to June 10, and the movies are screened at theaters all over the city, from Pacific PlaceRead more...

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Scribes Sounding Off: Culture, Counter Culture, Chaos Culture in America

As Octavia Butler, Seattle-based author and national treasure (and heroine to Ishmael Butler) once said in response to a question about terrorism in the future, she was more afraid of our negligence. Outlandishly benefiting the rich (such as tax cuts before and after 9/11), a lack of innovation in the sciences (giving up on thingsRead more...

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Scribes Sounding Off: More Than Human (Pop When The World Falls Apart)

As I write this review of an anthology made up of papers given at a previous Pop Conference, the 2012 assembly of the EMP-sponsored legion of academics, working class scholars, performance artists and poets, dancers, and street-level scribes are meeting in New York for Sounds Of The City (the topical theme this year). There isRead more...

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