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I Am Big Bird: An interview with Caroll Spinney and the filmmakers

Caroll Spinney, who plays Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on Sesame Street

Sara Michelle Fetters writes about her encounter with the legendary, 80-year-old actor behind Big Bird in this touching interview. I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney story screens Saturday, June 14, at 1:30 p.m. as part of Best of SIFF.

The Many Faces of David Tennant

David Tennant as the Doctor, Peter Vincent and DI Alec Hardy

Masterpiece fans may recognize Scottish actor David Tennant as their host for several Contemporary episodes--or even as the lilting and amusing voice of the very popular nature documentary Earthflight. As blogger Amie Simon reports, he's entertained audiences in many different roles -- with many faces.

MUSIC VIDEO MONDAY featuring Typhoon's "Young Fathers"




In honor of this Sunday's holiday, today's Music Video Monday post is "Young Fathers" from Portland band Typhoon, directed by Ben Fee. Regardless of when you're reading this though, we encourage you to call your dad and tell him you love him.

The Savory 6 with Jeremy Baker

Welcome to The Savory 6 – a weekly column featuring six weekly questions for one of the guests on our show. Check, Please! Northwest is all about dining out, but that’s not the only thing that happens at the table. When you put three strangers together and encourage banter, anything can happen! It’s a happy byproduct of the show and it’s one of my favorite parts – getting to know all of these food-loving folks. In this weekly article, we get to dig a little deeper into one of our guest’s culinary quirks and preferences.

FINDING HILLYWOOD screening at Harvard Exit on July 7!

Rwandan filmmakers at work
Don't miss your chance to see the amazing film FINDING HILLYWOOD on the big screen, July 7 at 7:30p! As a public media broadcaster, we love this film and all that it stands for. Capturing the growth of the film community in Rwanda, FINDING HILLYWOOD serves as a perfect example of how film can transform people's lives for the better.
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FINDING HILLYWOOD

MUSIC VIDEO TUESDAY featuring THEESatisfaction's "QueenS"

Somebody might have neglected her blogging duties yesterday, hence today's Music Video Tuesday post. Since we are already painting outside the lines...this video is actually not directed by a NW filmmaker. This music video comes from cultural critic and filmmaker dream hampton, who is based in Detroit, MI. However, in keeping with Reel NW criteria, the video features Seattle-based R&B hip hop duo THEESatisfaction.

CP Nosh: Khoresh-e Bademjan (Eggplant Stew)

Photo by Øyvind Holmstad | Creative Commons

Welcome to CP Nosh – a delicious recipe inspired by this week’s show.

The Savory 6 with Kristin Moore

The Savory 6 with Kristin Moore

Welcome to The Savory 6 – a weekly column featuring six weekly questions for one of the guests on our show. Check, Please! Northwest is all about dining out, but that’s not the only thing that happens at the table. When you put three strangers together and encourage banter, anything can happen! It’s a happy byproduct of the show and it’s one of my favorite parts – getting to know all of these food-loving folks. In this weekly article, we get to dig a little deeper into one of our guest’s culinary quirks and preferences.

Masterpiece Mystery connections: Inspector Endeavour Morse

Shaun Evans as Endeavour and Kevin Whatley as Inspector Lewis

Masterpiece Mystery viewers take note: Season two of Endeavour premieres 6/29, and you can catch up on season one starting Sunday, 6/1, at 9pm. Since the original Inspector Morse series started way back in 1987, we thought we’d review the connections between these incredibly popular shows for current Endeavour (and Morse and Lewis) fans.

DAMNATION

Hopefully you had the chance to see the engaging, eye-opening, yet entertaining documentary DamNation when it screened at SIFF. If not, don’t fret. You’ll have two chances to see the film in the near future. On June 5, the film will be screening in Patagonia stores across the country, including 7p showings at the Seattle and Portland stores. And, beginning on June 6, the film will be available for rent and purchase on Vimeo On Demand.
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