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Robert Horton Recommends: More Like "TAD: Busted Circuits and Ringing Ears"

This week, the film critic Robert Horton recommends some music-related movies.

Robert Horton Recommends: More LIke "McCracken & Blank"

This week, the film critic Robert Horton looks at films about artists.

From Old Trees to Glass Trees

In the Reel NW film “Crystal Skin” (online here), the Seattle glass artist Martin Blank finds inspiration in the massive old trees of Orcas Island. He goes back to his hot shop with the idea of recreating those trees in glass.

To see Blank’s inspired handiwork close up, head over to the Museum of Glass in Tacoma. Fluent Steps, his ambitious glass installation over the reflecting pool in the museum’s plaza, includes a tree – and much more.

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Robert Horton Recommends: More Like "One Big Hapa Family"

This week, film critic Robert Horton looks at some other films that deal with Japanese-Canadian internment and multiracial identity.

Japanese-Canadian Interracial Marriage: Echoes of the Internment

Canada is one of the most ethnically diverse countries in the world, and it’s getting more so. In 2006 Statistics Canada reported that the number of mixed marriages or common-law unions – where one member was from a visible minority group – had increased by 33 percent since 2001.

Robert Horton Recommends: More Like "Mighty Jerome"

Film critic Robert Horton recommends other movies that mix the themes of race and sports like "Mighty Jerome" does.

Interview with "Mighty Jerome" Director Charles Officer

In this interview, Charles Officer, a former professional hockey player and now the acclaimed director of films like "Nurse.Fighter.Boy," talks about what drew him to the story of black Canadian sprinter Harry Jerome. His film, "Mighty Jerome," aired on Reel NW on November 7.

Robert Horton Recommends: More Like "Smoke, Sand & Rubber"

Film critic Robert Horton recommends other independent films you might enjoy if you like what you’ve seen on Reel NW.

The Race to Be the World's Fastest Man

Usain Bolt of Jamaica

Canadian sprinter Harry Jerome, the subject of Charles Officer’s documentary "Mighty Jerome," was once crowned the “fastest man on earth.” How does one earn such a superlative?

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