Tony Kay has been writing about film for two decades now. He won the Northwest division of the Independent Film Channel’s Ultimate Film Fanatic game show a few years ago, during which Henry Rollins proclaimed Tony’s movie nerd kung-fu to be “devastating, gnarly and crushing” on national TV. Kay also writes about music for the SunBreak.com and Examiner.com.
The Grand Illusion is screening Jarmusch’s first half-dozen features throughout November. It’s a golden opportunity for cinephiles and the curious alike to follow the filmmakers’s early development into one of modern cinema’s most influential figures.
Hua previously served as NWFF’s design lead and a key figure in its community outreach. She begins her new role on Oct. 11.
González Pacheco has amassed a sizable list of titles: poet, lecturer, teacher, filmmaker, co-founder of the Seattle Latino Film Festival, and now Mayor’s Arts Award recipient.
It took Griffiths nearly a decade to make this movie about an adolescent girl who goes to great lengths to keep her dad in the picture while he's serving in the military overseas.
"It’s not that easy to find parents of trans kids who are willing to talk in public about it. We’re all taking a risk by doing it, but we’re all doing it because we feel like you have to when you’re fighting for civil rights. You can’t be silent."
Film writer Tony Kay has recommendations to help you navigate the 13th annual fest, co-presented by MoPOP and SIFF.