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Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema - THE CONSTANT FACTOR

A naïve and sincere young man, Witold, must come to terms with the reality of the world. He dreams of climbing the Himalayas, just as his father had done before him. 140 more words

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Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema - A SHORT FILM ABOUT KILLING

Krzysztof Kieślowski’s epic miniseries The Decalogue—contemporary stories based on the Ten Commandments played out in a Warsaw apartment block—was a landmark innovation in late 1980s European television. 92 more words

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Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema - BLIND CHANCE

“A fascinating precursor to Krzysztof Kieślowski’s THREE COLORS trilogy and a biting condemnation of the complex choices (or lack thereof) of individuals in a totalitarian regime, BLIND CHANCE was made near the beginning of the Solidarity period but banned after the declaration of martial law. 111 more words

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Northwest Tracking: I AM NOT A ROCK STAR

The sacrifice of self, the acclaim, the adoring crowds… classical pianist Marika Bournaki fits the role. But the title of Oregon-born Bobbi Jo Hart’s award-winning portrait speaks to the contradictions of Bournaki’s life. 110 more words

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(Re)Discoveries: Rainer Werner Fassbinder's ALI: FEAR EATS THE SOUL - new 35mm print!

Fassbinder, who in his own way was always examining social norms and systems, here takes on the twin issues of explicit racism and love across generations, with his tale of the chance relationship between Moroccan guest worker Ali (El Hedi ben Salem) and aging, German-born housekeeper Emmi (Brigitte Mira), who meet in a bar when both are feeling depressed about their station in life. 162 more words

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Yet another local example of how to publish your info in fine digital style: NW Film Center uses Issuu for bimonthly schedule

In the old days, you published paper: newspapers, programs, calendars, schedules, newsletters.

While paper may still be called for, nowadays paper should ALWAYS be accompanied by a digital version. 708 more words

Northwest Tracking: EVERGREEN w/ producer Nils Cowan in attendance

The passage of I-502—the ballot initiative that legalized recreational marijuana usage in Washington State—attracted national attention. EVERGREEN follows the successful campaign in detail and provides an overview of the debates involved in pushing the initiative to the finish line. 117 more words

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