On Fire: Big in Japan Reviewed

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Movies & Television
In 1966, protesting Japanese nationalists almost stopped The Beatles from opening their Revolver world tour at Tokyo's Nippon Budokan martial arts center. But they played on, laying the foundation for later concerts by Bob Dylan, Beyonce and Japanese favorites Cheap Trick.What is it about rock stars making it big in Japan? Like Napoleon, so many forge East (albeit with Gibsons instead of cavalry) in ...   More
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 ENID SPITZ

NW Film Center Announces Reel Music Lineup

The opening-night film is Heaven Adores You, a new, Kickstarter-funded documentary about Elliott Smith.


Movies & Television
Reel Music, the NW Film Center's annual celebration of music on film, turns 32 this fall, and the lineup has just been announced. It's a wide-ranging selection that's documentary-heavy, with films about jazz bassists, sax players, punk-rock venues, gospel musicians and—because why not?—Christmas music. The opening-night film is Heaven Adores You, the Kickstarter-funded documentary about Elliott ...   More
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

Scoop: Craig Thompson Wins an Eisner

Gossip straight from the Gotham Gazette.

INKY GLORY: Portland graphic novelist Craig Thompson won an Eisner Award for “Best Writer/Artist” for his epic 2011 tome Habibi. Presented at San Diego...   More
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 WW Culture Staff

38th Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival

It’s week two, and we gotta get back in time.

Movie Reviews & Stories
How the Fire Fell 72 Joe Haege (31Knots frontman, part-time Menomena member) stars as charismatic preacher Edmund Creffield...   More
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 WW MOVIE STAFF

38th Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival

New name, same game: Discovering local talent.

Movie Reviews & Stories
Instead of the usual mid-life displays of sports car and trophy companion, the NW Film Center’s regional festival is celebrating its 38th year    More
Wednesday, November 9, 2011 WW MOVIE STAFF


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