Archive for September 22nd, 2008

Complete Local Sightings 08 trailer on YouTube

September 22, 2008

You can catch this trailer in only 2 minute episodes in NWFF’s cinemas, but watch the complete version here:


Happy Hour at Sole Repair Wednesday

September 22, 2008

The monthy Happy Hour for the film and music community keeps growing.  The Mayor’s Office of Film and Music and WashingtonFilmWorks started this a few months ago, and it outgrew the small back space in MoeBar.  Now it’s accross the street at Sole Repair, and has been packed the last couple of months.

Northwest Film Forum is helping host the September networking event.  Come join us to meet other filmmakers and musicians, see the Local Sightings trailer, and hear the latest on how the festival is developing.

Wednesday, September 24


Sole Repair

1001 East Pike

Improvements and the cost of doing business

September 22, 2008

We’re finishing up a round of facility improvements here at Northwest Film Forum, some of which we’ve been wanting to do for years.  Due to the support of 4Culture, the Paul G. Allen Family Foundations, Visual Apex, and individual donors, we’ve been able to upgrade our video projection system.  With brighter projectors in both cinemas, and a centrally controlled digital playback system, we can pipe high-quality signals to both cinemas.   In addition, we’ve improved our theater masking, put in a new poster case (thanks to Eric Franklin), and better lighting.

On the heels of this work, we’re raising our ticket prices. This is the first time since 2006 for general admissions, and the first time since 2003 for member prices.  Starting October 1, prices will be $6 member, $9 general, and $6.50 for kids and seniors.  This is still an amazing deal, and a great reason to join.

Final note

September 22, 2008

I just caught this story about Henry Steinway, the great-grandson of the founder of the Steinway piano empire. For those of you who caught Note By Note at NWFF this past February, the eulogy will resonate.

Remembering Henry Steinway

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Morning Edition, September 19, 2008 · Henry Z. Steinway, the great-grandson of the founder of the legendary piano-making company, died Thursday in New York. He was 93. He was the last of his family to run the company that was started in 1853. The company was sold to CBS Corp. in 1977. Steve Inskeep has this remembrance.