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Allergy To Originality

Allergy to Originality
As we find ourselves in the thick of summer blockbuster season (see: X-Men: Days of Future Past; Transformers: Age of Extinction; Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes), we feel it's only right to revisit Drew Christie's brilliant New York Times Op-Doc "Allergy to Originality." As the animated short so aptly reminds us by channeling Mark Twain, "All ideas are secondhand." So regardless of whether

Music Video Monday featuring The Head and the Heart's "Summertime"



As the Seattle saying goes, summer doesn't begin until July 5th. So for this week's Music Video Monday post, we are appropriately spotlighting local band The Head and the Heart's imaginatively constructed "Summertime." This crafty video comes from fellow Sub Pop artist Chad VanGaalen.

Top 5 Pacific Northwest Films

Night Moves and Five Easy Pieces
A couple weeks ago, Filmspotting, a movie review podcast and forum, spent an episode discussing the latest film from Oregon director Kelly Reichardt, NIGHT MOVES.

Music Video Monday featuring The Lonely Forest's "Turn Off This Song and Go Outside"



With America's birthday just days away, today's Music Video Monday post features The Lonely Forest's "Turn Off This Song and Go Outside," which was filmed in Anacortes, WA on the 4th of July. Directed by Tony Fulgham of World Famous, this video superbly embodies Independence Day celebrated by a community and among friends. Happy 4th everyone!

MUSIC VIDEO MONDAY featuring Mary Lambert's "Body Love"


For anyone in need of a pick-me-up, this is the video for you! Directed by Jon Jon Augustavo, Mary Lambert's "Body Love" is a perfect reminder that we all have much to be proud of. Join the Body Love movement by hash tagging your photos with #LoveMyBody and #BodyLove, and by visiting the campaign's page at http://www.bodylovecampaign.com/.

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.

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.
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