Films

America’s Music Film Series at the Washington Center

Event: 
Fri, 04/11/2014 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Attention music and film lovers!  The Washington Center for the Performing Arts presents America’s Music, a series that uses documentary films and texts to engage the public in a study of history of some of America’s most enduring popular music. The series is a production of the Tribeca Film Institute of New York City and presentation here is sponsored in part by KAOS Community Radio, 89.3 FM and the Timberland Regional Library.

The series consists of six sessions, each built around a different genre of American popular music.  Each session features either a complete documentary film, or excerpts from longer documentaries, to provide the basis for scholar-led discussion. The next session Friday, April 11 explores Broadway and Tin Pan Alley. Read a complete essay on this great musical subject here: http://americasmusic.tribecafilminstitute.org/session/view/broadway-and-tin-pan-alley

The remaining schedule:
April 11: Broadway and Tin Pan Alley
April 18: Swing Jazz
April 25: Country and Bluegrass
April 26: Rock
May 2: Latin Rhythms From Mambo to Hip Hop

You can catch them at Washington Center’s Main Stage, 512 Washington St. SE, downtown Olympia.  The films begin at 6:30 PM.  More information is available at washingtoncenter.org. Admission is FREE.

America’s Music Film Series at the Washington Center

Event: 
Fri, 04/04/2014 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Attention music and film lovers!  The Washington Center presents America’s Music, a series that “uses documentary films and texts to engage the public in a study of history of some of America’s most enduring popular music.” The series is a production of the Tribeca Film Institute of New York City and presentation here is sponsored in part by KAOS Community Radio, 89.3 FM.

The series consists of six sessions, each built around a different genre of American popular music.  Each session features either a complete documentary film, or excerpts from longer documentaries, to provide the basis for scholar-led discussion. The Blues and Gospel Music is the first session on Friday, April 4. Explore the birth of the blues from its Africian roots to its eventual prominence in places like Memphis, Chicago, New York and beyond.

The schedule:
April 4: The Blues and Gospel Music
April 11: Broadway and Tin Pan Alley
April 18: Swing Jazz
April 25: Country and Bluegrass
April 26: Rock
May 2: Latin Rhythms From Mambo to Hip Hop

You can catch them at Washington Center’s Main Stage, 512 Washington St. SE, downtown Olympia.  The films begin at 6:30 PM.  More information is available at washingtoncenter.org. Admission is FREE.

Also:  http://americasmusic.tribecafilminstitute.org/session/view/the-blues-and-gospel-music

The Movie Mashup: Wild Literary Adaptations on Film

Event: 
Sat, 04/12/2014 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Did the movie "ruin the book" again? Well, maybe, or... Come to Tumwater Timberland Library and join in a conversation with Robert Horton, who will talk about the process of adapting a book into a film while touching on a variety of notably creative adaptations. Horton writes about film and teaches at Seattle University. The program is cosponsored by Humanities Washington.

Thought Woman- The Life and Ideas of Paula Gunn Allen - film by Ellen Marie Hinchcliffe

Event: 
Wed, 01/22/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

From today's inbox:

Thought Woman- The Life and Ideas of Paula Gunn Allen
A film by Ellen Marie Hinchcliffe about the Two Spirit writer Paula Gunn Allen

January 22, 2014 - 6:00 pm (55 min running time)
Longhouse Education and Cultural Center
The Evergreen State College

Thought Woman- The Life and Ideas of Paula Gunn Allen from Ellen Marie Hinchcliffe on Vimeo.

Paula was a Two Spirit/lesbian from the Laguna Pueblo people and of Lebanese, Scottish and Metis descent. She wrote the groundbreaking book The Sacred Hoop- Recovering the Feminine in American Indian Traditions as well as novels, essays, poetry and literary criticism. Please join the filmmaker, Ellen Marie Hinchcliffe (Evergreen graduate 1998) for a conversation after the film.

All are welcome to this free, public event.

Schafer Bros. Logging Film and Book Signing

Event: 
Wed, 11/06/2013 - 12:30pm - 1:45pm

Interested in local history? Coming to the Tumwater Timberland Library: Peter Reid, a member of the Schafer family, will show recently restored films of 1926 logging operations of one of the largest lumber businesses in the Northwest. Following the 45-minute film, Mr. Reid and Barbara Seal Ogle will talk about their just-released book, "Schafer State Park." The book was published in celebration of the Washington State Parks System's 100th anniversary. Books will be available for purchase with the authors signing after the main program.

Occupy Love coming to Olympia

Event: 
Sat, 05/18/2013 - 4:00pm

Veterans for Peace helped to bring this movie to Olympia, check it out and mark your calendar if you're interested, it will show at the Capitol Theatre in May, Saturday the 18th, at 4pm. Tickets $8/$6 OFS members, available at Traditions Fair Trade, Rainy Day Records & box office. www.indiegogo.com/projects/occupy-love

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From Che to Chavez: Latin American Film Night at Traditions Cafe

Event: 
Wed, 03/13/2013 - 7:00pm

From Che to Chávez Imperialismo Yanqui y Revolución

A Reintroduction to “Thinking Globally” Latin American Film Night @Traditions Café 300 5th Ave SW Olympia ¡Admission is Free!                      

Wednesday 13 March 2013 @7pm Part One of Steven Soderbergh's (2008) biopic on Ernesto Guevara: "Che" starring Benicio Del Toro (Winner of Best Actor for this role at Cannes). Based on Ernesto "Che" Guevara's memoir "Reminiscences of the Cuban Revolutionary War" ¡Admission is Free! “In a capitalist system, people live in an invisible cage. For example, they accept the myth of the self-made man. But they do not understand that opportunities for the majority are determined by forces completely beyond individual control” - Che

Wednesday 27 March 2013 @7pm Oliver Stone’s (2009) Documentary South of the Border: A road trip across five countries to explore the social and political movements as well as the US corporate media's “misperception” of South America while interviewing seven of its elected presidents. Featuring: Tariq Ali; Raúl Castro; Hugo Chávez; Rafael Correa; Cristina Fernández de Kirchner; Néstor Kirchner; Fernando Lugo; Lula; Evo Morales ¡Admission is Free!

www: traditionsfairtrade.com  latinameicanfilms.wordpress.com twitter: @thinkglobalfilm @zapatismostudy

 

Love and Other Anxieties - A documentary about love, marriage, and taking creative risks

Event: 
Tue, 02/26/2013 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

From today's inbox:

Love and Other Anxieties
A documentary about love,
marriage, and taking creative risks


6.30pm, Tuesday, February 26
The Evergreen State College, Lecture Hall 3


Filmmaker and Evergreen alumna Lyda Kuth '78 will present the Pacific Northwest premiere of Love and Other Anxieties at Evergreen on February 26.  Join Lyda and other Greeners for the free screening followed by a Q&A and refreshments.
 
Lyda Kuth and her husband Kent Christman were both born in Ohio and enrolled at Evergreen in the first few years after its opening in 1971. Nearly a decade later, they crossed paths in Boston and later married. Their relationship, and the universal uncertainties of finding and staying in love, is the subject of Kuth’s first feature film, a personal documentary.
 
After two decades of giving grants to New England artists and filmmakers as the executive director of the LEF Foundation in Cambridge, MA, Kuth secretly contemplated making a film. She finally admitted this desire in her mid 50s, around the time her only daughter was preparing to go to college.
 
Kuth decided she wanted to talk with young people in her daughter’s generation about their expectations for marriage and long-term commitment. In one scene she travels to Evergreen and interviews faculty member Stephanie Coontz—an internationally recognized author and expert on the history and culture of marriage—and her students. These interviews helped launch and are part of Love and Other Anxieties, in which Kuth also turns the camera on her own “average” love story. (Watch the trailer...)

Critical Acclaim

A Reintroduction to “Thinking Globally” Latin American Film Night! at Traditions Cafe and World Folk Art

Event: 
Wed, 02/06/2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

A Reintroduction to “Thinking Globally” Latin American Film Night! at Traditions Café and World Folk Art. Wednesday, 6 February 2013 at 7pm: When the Mountains Tremble (1983). Watch the “prequel” documentary to Granito: How to Nail a Dictator (2011) that revealed the Guatemalan army was killing Mayan civilians. On Feb. 25, 1999, a Guatemalan Truth Commission issued a report on the staggering human rights crimes that Reagan and his administration had aided, abetted and concealed. The Historical Clarification Commission, an independent human rights body, estimated that the Guatemalan conflict claimed the lives of some 200,000 people with the most savage bloodletting occurring in the 1980s (Robert Parry. ConsortiumNews) Today in Guatemala, US-backed former military leader Rios Montt is facing trial for crimes against humanity committed during the civil war. Admission is Free! Traditions Café and World Folk Art 300 5th Avenue SW, Olympia Check the website: latinamericanfilms.wordpress.com for a complete program schedule for this series and find us on Twitter for more information on how to show solidarity: @ThinkGlobalFilm @ZapatismoStudy

Community Sustaining Fund: 25th Anniversary Celebration and Movie

Event: 
Fri, 01/25/2013 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Reminder! Celebrate the Community Sustaining Fund's 25th on the 25th!!!

Come and join us as we celebrate 25 years of progressive community funding, recognize former and current board members, and watch the film, “Beginners".   

We'll start with special guest Paul Cienfuegos, one of the CSF founders, who will share his historical perspective on the founding efforts.

Then we'll settle down to enjoy “Beginners", the fictional story of an older man who chooses to come out to his son later in life & live as an openly gay person. Selected by current CSF leadership as a celebration of the recent passage of Marriage Equality in WA State and acknowledgement of the importance of continuing the struggle for LBGTQ civil rights.

Where:         

TRADITIONS CAFÉ 
300 5th Avenue SW (corner 5th Ave/Water St) in Downtown Olympia

There is no charge for the event or movie, however donations are always appreciated and encouraged. Consider ‘Giving $25 for 25’ to support CSF’s ongoing work.

 

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