Archive for April 22nd, 2010

Good news for the Columbia City Cinema!

April 22, 2010

And for all film lovers in Seattle:

The Cinema Rides Again

Hooray we did it. Or rather you did it. The world’s longest rent party just keeps happening. We paid the rent and we’re half way to our goal of $20,000. That’s the magic number that will keep us going to live and movify another year. So thank you, thank you, thank you, everyone. We are humbled and deeply grateful for your generosity and your love for the cinema. Money has been pouring in just like that scene in It’s a Wonderful Life when the Building and Loan gets saved. So please keep it coming Thanks to those who have already donated and thanks to those who are about to donate (about 2000 of you). We’ve got your names. If you all give at least $10, we’ll be over the top. Haven’t donated yet? Too shy? Just click on the Donate online button at the bottom of the page. Not only does it help the cinema, clicking the button also gives you a colossal high.

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See “Little Dizzle” – on the big & little screen

April 22, 2010

Now that “The Immaculate Conception of Little Dizzle” has been picked up for distribution by the new Tribeca Films, seeing the film has become much easier!

Northwest Film Forum is pleased to announce that we will be presenting the Northwest theatrical premiere this summer, August 13-19. More information will be coming in our pending summer calendar, so check back soon.

If you live in New York City, don’t miss the official US theatrical premiere May 12 –18th at the Tribeca Cinemas.  Get your tickets now:

Finally, starting yesterday (April 21) the film will be available On Demand from Comcast, Time Warner, Cox, Cablevision, Brighthouse, Verizon FiOs, RCN and Bresan; on PPV from Directv Cinema; and online from Amazon On Demand and YouTube Rentals. For more information go to

You can watch the trailer for the film on the website:

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The Immaculate Conception Of Little Dizzle
(David Russo, USA, 2009, DigiBeta, 100 min)
David Russo’s witty and imaginative film debut (produced with the help of the Film Forum’s Start-To-Finish program) explores key issues of today, including corporate malfeasance, the search for religion and, of course, male pregnancy. Dizzle’s protagonist is Dory (Marshall Allman), a “data-meister” who processes useless information as he looks for life’s meaning. After getting fired, he joins the ranks of Spiffy Jiffy, a ragtag bunch of stoner janitors led by O.C. (Vince Vieluf), who dreams of attending art school. In the offices within Spiffy Jiffy’s purview is a market research firm, in the process of testing a batch of self-heating “oven fresh” cookies. Dory and his fellow sweepers sample the product, become addicted and are soon experiencing some comical but worrisome side effects. When these include giving birth to “semi-animate” beings, Russo’s film takes on a hugely entertaining hilarity and weight that is simultaneously odd, puzzling, invigorating and truly hilarious. As overheard on a bus at the Sundance Film Festival, “You have to see this!”