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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

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.

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.


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.

MUSIC VIDEO MONDAY featuring Wimps' "Hello Frustration"

MUSIC VIDEO MONDAY featuring Rose Windows' "Wartime Lovers"

Self-described "Cascadian Rock band," Rose Windows' video for their song "Wartime Lovers" exudes that Cascadia flavor. Made as part of filmmaker/artist Jessi Southern's traveling music video collaboration Fool's Road, this video was planned and shot within only 8 days of Jessi and the band's first meeting. What do you think of the result?


This week's Reel NW feature FIX: THE STORY OF AN ADDICTED CITY was not the first of Nettie Wild's films to win the Genie Award for Best Feature Documentary. In fact her doc A PLACE CALLED CHIAPAS received the honor in 1999. In this powerful film, Nettie and her crew captured what The New York Times called "the world's first post modern revolution." Buy the DVD here, and don't forget to tune in to FIX on May 9 at 9p.

Music Video Monday featuring the music of Cumulus

Audioasis EMP Museum KEXP Community Partnership Concert Cumulus Vera

This Friday, May 9, Seattle band Cumulus will be headlining KEXP's Audioasis & EMP's Sound Off! Community Partnership Concert at the Vera Project. Fauna Shade and The Female Fiends round out the bill.
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