Films

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.

 

"NO GOD, NO MASTER" BENEFIT SCREENING AT OFS TO SUPPORT THE IMPRISONED OLYMPIA GRAND JURY RESISTORS

Event: 
Sun, 12/09/2012 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm

(DIRECTOR TERRY GREEN HAS BEEN WRITING SOME GREAT COVERAGE OF THIS EVENT:)

http://www.filmnotes.net/2012/12/06/taking-a-stand/

http://www.filmnotes.net/2012/12/02/ngnm-screening-to-help-free-dissidents/


A SPECIAL ONE TIME BENEFIT SCREENING OF THE AWARD WINNING MOVIE “NO GOD, NO MASTER”
TO SUPPORT THE IMPRISONED OLYMPIA GRAND JURY RESISTORS
KATHERINE “KTEEO” OLEJNIK AND MATT DURAN

 WITH DIRECTOR TERRY GREEN Q & A VIA SKYPE plus TESC faculty PETER BOHMER and an info shop!

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2012
7:30 PM

ADMISSION: SUGGESTED DONATION $5-15

AT THE  HISTORIC CAPITOL THEATER

home of the OLYMPIA FILM SOCIETY

Olympia's Arab Film Festival

Event: 
Sun, 10/07/2012 - 2:30pm - 9:15pm

The Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace & Justice will host Olympia's first Arab Festival, Oct. 5-7. Arab Fest is a full weekend event featuring Arab artists, educational tables, children's activities, food, music, dance, films and more! Make sure not to miss our Arab Film Festival on Sunday, October 7th, at The Olympia Film Society. We will be showing the three films The Time That Remains, Je Veux Voir (I Want to See), and Bab Aziz. These diverse films portray the people's voice, strength, love and passion within the Arab world.

We invite our community to celebrate and experience the food, culture, traditions, lifestyles and peoples of the Arab world in a joyous and authentic manner. This event focuses on the diversity and complexity of the Arab peoples by challenging stereotypes, showcasing Arab arts and performance, and celebrating diversity within our community. As stated by Farihan Bushnaq, a local Arab-American community member, "The Arabs are known for their love of poetry, their generosity and for welcoming the foreign visitor. The best way to dispel the negative image of the Arabs is to pay them a visit." Make Arab Fest one of your Arts Walk stops!

Tickets are $5.50 OFS Member, $8.50 General Admission, $4.00 Kids 12 and younger. Tickets will be available at the Olympia Film Society at 360.754.6670,

P. RIOT OLYMPIA WORLD PREMIERE OF "DEATH TO PRISON! FREEDOM TO PROTEST!" TONIGHT, 9PM at OFS!

Event: 
Sat, 06/30/2012 - 9:00pm - 11:30pm

TONIGHT, 9PM! P. RIOT OLYMPIA WORLD PREMIERE OF "DEATH TO PRISON! FREEDOM TO PROTEST!" VIDEO DOCUMENT...SLIDING SCALE ADMISSION (INCLUDES LATE NIGHT HEAVY METAL AEROBICS CHALLENGE!)

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First Ever Olympia Film Society Projectionists’ Film Festival! (movies made by your friends and neighbors who are projectionists at OFS!)

Saturday, June 30 at 9:00pm, SUGGESTED DONATION $5-$10! (cheap!)

We at the Olympia Film Society, are for the first time inviting the general public to witness what happens when cinema worker and dream machine become one. Yes, it is the First Ever Olympia Film Society Projectionists Film Festival! Projectionist/filmmakers from behind the controls of the Olympia Film Society’s optical jets will project rarely seen and some never before seen movies by well known and unknown OFS projectionist/filmmakers  such as: Kanako Wynkoop, Marina Gagarina, Lisa Hurwitz, Ed Glidden, Paul Potasnik, shawn stapleton, Isaac Overcast, Diane Froelich, Jacob Sunday, Joaquin de la Puente, Andrew Ebright and possibly others that hadn’t committed yet at the time of this printing. Sequential moving images and sounds of love, apocalypse, redemption, science, music, poetry and absurdity are on the menu for this summer evening. This promises to be a film screening unlike others you have seen because of the aestho-psychic feedback loop created when projectionists project their own projections. Be amongst the first to witness this new techno-biological phenomenon via the twin neo-kinetoscopes pulsing from the Kino-Dream control room at OFS! Don’t be left behind by cinema history…MAKE CINEMA HISTORY!!!

FIRST EVER OLYMPIA FILM SOCIETY FILM FESTIVAL! (AND LATE NIGHT HEAVY METAL AEROBICS CHALLENGE!)

Event: 
Sat, 06/30/2012 - 9:00pm - 11:00pm

First Ever Olympia Film Society Projectionists’ Film Festival! (movies made by your friends and neighbors who are projectionists at OFS!)

Saturday, June 30 at 9:00pm, SUGGESTED DONATION $5-$10! (cheap!ADMISSION INCLUDES LATE NIGHT HEAVY METAL AEROBICS CHALLENGE!)

We at the Olympia Film Society, are for the first time inviting the general public to witness what happens when cinema worker and dream machine become one. Yes, it is the First Ever Olympia Film Society Projectionists Film Festival! Projectionist/filmmakers from behind the controls of the Olympia Film Society’s optical jets will project rarely seen and some never before seen movies by well known and unknown OFS projectionist/filmmakers  such as: Kanako Wynkoop, Marina Gagarina, Lisa Hurwitz, Ed Glidden, Paul Potasnik, shawn stapleton, Isaac Overcast, Diane Froelich, Jacob Sunday, Joaquin de la Puente, Andrew Ebright and possibly others that hadn’t committed yet at the time of this printing. Sequential moving images and sounds of love, apocalypse, redemption, science, music, poetry and absurdity are on the menu for this summer evening. This promises to be a film screening unlike others you have seen because of the aestho-psychic feedback loop created when projectionists project their own projections. Be amongst the first to witness this new techno-biological phenomenon via the twin neo-kinetoscopes pulsing from the Kino-Dream control room at OFS! Don’t be left behind by cinema history…MAKE CINEMA HISTORY!!!

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