THE 26TH OLYMPIA FILM FESTIVAL PRESENTS NEW, INDEPENDENT, RARE, INTERNATIONAL, AND FANTASTIC FILMS FROM AROUND THE WORLD!
OCTOBER 21st, 2009 – OLYMPIA, WA. The curtains part as the Olympia Film Festival hosts several concert-worthy guests including Dame Darcy and Death By Doll, and a very special visit from Steven Severin of the famed Siouxsie and the Banshees in his only Northwest performance with his original score for the classic The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. With generous support, in the form of a $5,000 grant from the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, we’re bringing several exciting guests to create stronger relationships between filmmakers and the Olympia community.
Several Northwest premieres are spotlit including the adorable Etienne!, as a man takes his terminally ill pet hamster on a bicycle trip up the California coast; the British crime comedy Down Terrace featuring cast from the original The Office; and the ‘lost’ feature Shut Yer Dirty Little Mouth starring Glenn Shadix of Beetlejuice and Heathers.
Contemporary documentary cinema shakes the house with Henry Rollins biting hard on American waste-ism in H for Hunger; Jennifer Maas unveiling ‘60s and ‘70s Seattle soul musicians with Wheedle’s Groove, and the colorful creation Sissyboy, based on the legendary Portland performance troupe, with a special one-night-only performance!
Of special note for Olympians is Simone Bitton’s somber documentary, Rachel, an investigative report into the untimely passing of peace activist Rachel Corrie..