Archive for May 23rd, 2008

Stuart Townsend recommends Medium Cool

May 23, 2008

For those of you who were at last night’s opening night screening of SIFF, Battle In Seattle (and of course for those of you who weren’t), director Stuart Townsend, in his Q&A, cited Medium Cool as his primary inspiration among many, and he took his camera into the midst of the protest scenes to try to get the immediacy and the energy seen in so much of the documentary record from both amateur and professional camera operators during the event. It was so much an inspiration that he enlisted the help of that film’s director Haskell Wexler in shooting what Townsend referred to as third camera on the protest scenes on BATTLE.

For those of you who are curious about Medium Cool, Northwest Film Forum will be screening that film as part of our Summer of ’68 Revisited series in which we revisit the Democratic convention of that year some 40 years afterwards. You can get your tickets for those screening here.


Mudede interviews Korine

May 23, 2008

In today’s Slog, read here.

The film continues at Northwest Film Forum this week at 7 & 9:15pm.

Lynn Shelton interviewed in the PI

May 23, 2008

Check out “A moment with: Lynn Shelton” in today’s PI.

Lynn’s film MY EFFORTLESS BRILLIANCE will premiere at SIFF this year; it had a preview screening (leaving the audience breathless for the denouement) during last year’s Local Sightings Film Festival.

And, by the way, I totally took this photo of Lynn – during our “mumblecore” panel last year.