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World War I on Film: ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT

Adapting Erich Maria Remarque’s classic novel of the atrocities of war for Universal, Lewis Milestone produced one of the studio’s most expensive, sweeping films—one that resonated deeply with a public still dealing with the aftermath of the great war and mired in severe economic depression. 160 more words

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KANO with Director Umin Boya in Attendance

For every young baseball player in Japan, reaching Koshien, the Japanese High School Baseball Championship, is the ultimate dream. In the 1930s, when Taiwan was a Japanese colony, Koshien was also the dream of the hapless, multi-ethnic high school baseball team from rural Chiayi known as KANO, short for Kagi Agricultural and Forestry School. 115 more words

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The 41st Northwest Filmmakers' Festival: GLENA w/ director Allan Luebke and star Glena Avila in attendance!

“Glena Avila is a single mother from The Dalles who decided in her 30s to pursue a career as a mixed martial-arts fighter. Devoting herself to a grueling training regimen that puts her relationship with her boyfriend and her children at risk, and fending off a custody battle with her ex-husband and the foreclosure of her home, this 5-foot-4-inch, 115-pound dynamo never gives up in her quest for cage-match glory. 165 more words

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The 41st Northwest Filmmakers' Festival: HOUSE OF LAST THINGS

Alan is a successful classical music critic. His wife Sarah is an obsessively grieving woman, struggling with an unspoken tragedy even after months of institutionalized therapy. 236 more words

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The 41st Northwest Filmmakers' Festival: THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF ANSE AND BHULE IN NO-MAN’S LAND

Created by Portland’s award recognized Sowelu ensemble, filmed on majestic landscapes in rural Oregon and Southern Washington, and shot in a 70’s retro art-house style, ANSE AND BHULE is an original drama of two cultures that survive a cataclysm. 210 more words

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Veterans Day at The 41st Northwest Filmmakers' Festival: MENDING THE LINE with MIND ZONE

Tough as nails, gentle as a poet, and determined as a badger, 90-year-old Frank Moore has always loved to fly fish. In 1944, he landed with 150,000 other troops on the beaches of Normandy, France for the D-Day invasion. 364 more words

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The 41st Northwest Filmmakers' Festival: RETURN OF THE RIVER

When frontiersmen came to Washington’s Olympic Peninsula to “conquer” the untamed landscape, they paid little attention to the ecological consequences on the Elwha River and even less attention to the social impact on the indigenous Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe. 106 more words

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