Events for December 16th, 2012
Directed by Mark Sandrich. US. 1942. NR. 101 min. Universal. 35mm.
- Sun, Dec 16, 2:00 pm
This is it! The movie that introduced the song “White Christmas” (sung, of course, by Bing Crosby), which won the Academy Award for Best Song (and went on to become the most popular song ever.) Not only that, this vastly entertaining war-time film musical, co- starring Fred Astaire, includes a whole collection of Irving Berlin’s holiday-themed songs, including “Easter Parade,” “Be Careful, It’s My Heart” (for Valentine’s Day), “Plenty to Be Thankful For” (for Thanksgiving), and especially Astaire’s dance routine to “Let’s Say It With Firecrackers.” More»
Directed by Ben Rivers. UK. 2011. NR. 88 min. Northwest Film Forum. 35mm.
- Sun, Dec 16, 4:30 pm
A lonely man never whistled so much! Ben Rivers beautifully lensed black and white portrait of man and his chosen environs, is the finest occupation project of the year. A long-form portrait of a man named Jake Williams, who lives a life of solitude in a dilapidated house in the middle of the Scottish Highlands. Following this unlikely real life subject through the seasons, Rivers uses old 16mm cameras and monochrome stock to accentuate the antiquity of the curios that adorn Jake’s humble abode. This is Jake’s dream of living off the land, a dream that appears to be the most elegant, peaceful and frugal occupation of space ever conceived. In approaching his subject without prejudice or a clear narrative agenda, Rivers has created one of the most intimate studies of the human condition you are ever likely to see. (Northwest Film Forum) More»