Spring Arts Preview

A primer to the spring arts season, starring Nick Cave, Marco Goecke and his upcoming Pacific Northwest Ballet premiere Contemporary 4, Catherine Cabeen and her new dance Into the Void, and more.

01/14/2011 By Laura Dannen


Spring Arts Preview: 21 Can’t-Miss Events

We canvas the coming months to find the 21 best things to do. What’s on tap? Billy Elliot at the Paramount, Chop Shop Dance Festival, Shabazz Palaces and TheeSatisfaction, Hugo Literary Series’ Brief Encounters, a Jeff Bridges film fest at Sea

01/14/2011 By Laura Dannen, Clancey Denis, and Sarah Hirsch


The Facebook Comic

Darren Davis of Vancouver, Washington–based Bluewater Productions releases Mark Zuckerberg: Creator of Facebook. But at least one comic book aficionado won’t be championing the graphic novel when it comes out on December 22.



Scent of a Candy Man

SIFF Cinema brings back Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Smell-O-Vision screenings.

11/15/2010 By Laura Dannen


Lover Boy

In his latest movie, Jack Goes Boating, Philip Seymour Hoffman takes on two new roles: romantic lead and film director.

10/13/2010 By Laura Dannen


The Man Who Loved Seattle Too Much

Grant Cogswell, whose 2001 city council campaign is the backdrop for Stephen Gyllenhaal's film Grassroots, found hope in Seattle’s possibilities. He tried to give it a monorail and a new civic vision, but discovered that happy endings are only in movies.

09/15/2010 By Eric Scigliano


Budding Bromance

On the set of Stephen Gyllenhaal’s new political comedy Grassroots with stars Jason Biggs and Joel David Moore.

08/17/2010 By Laura Dannen


A Tasting Menu of Fall Arts

The Flaming Lips, Pablo Picasso masterpieces, Lucia di Lammermoor, Daniel Handler, and more in our preview of the best fall arts events.

08/12/2010 By Laura Dannen With Tiffany Wan and Douglas Bair


Busy Betty

Ugly Betty star America Ferrera stops in Seattle to tout The Dry Land, written and directed by Ryan Piers Williams and starring Ryan O’Nan.

07/20/2010 By Laura Dannen


Bite of Seattle

Why do so many locals—Billy Burke in Twilight, Mariana Klaveno in True Blood —vamp it up on-screen?

05/18/2010 Edited by Laura Dannen

SIFF Preview

‘Extra’ Directors

Husband-and-wife directing team Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini, whose film The Extra Man opens the Seattle International Film Festival May 20, weigh in on what they know best.

04/21/2010 Edited by Laura Dannen


The Kid Gloves Come Off

Artist Matthew Barney’s five-part magnum opus Cremaster Cycle screens in its entirety at SIFF Cinema this month.


Web Exclusive

I Spy

Watch these video samples from movies filmed in our hometown and see if you can spot the locations.



Screen Player

Mark Vrieling, who launched ScreenPlay in 1990, streams video to thousands of stores. And he’s not done yet.

11/17/2009 By Manny Frishberg


Home Movies

The world knows we’re a movie-loving city, but Seattle has a criminally unheralded history as a movie making city, too. Here are our picks for the 11 films, in chronological order, that defined Seattle’s cinematic persona—and 10 more guilty pleasures th

11/13/2009 By Steve Wiecking


Dead in the Water?

As a new Amelia Earhart biopic flies onto the big screen, University of Washington alum and respected Earhart researcher, Ron Bright, continues to explore the rumors and mystery behind her death.

09/17/2009 By Jessica Voelker

Passing Through

Worried Man

Actor Paul Giamatti returned to Seattle for a screening of the movie Cold Souls at the Seattle International Film Festival. But don’t make a big deal about it.

06/22/2009 By Steve Wiecking


Little Boy Lost

Director Francis Ford Coppola introduces his latest film, Tetro, at the Seattle International Film Festival.

05/22/2009 Edited by Steve Wiecking


The Sundance Kid

Seattle director Lynn Shelton outgunned the doubters at Robert Redford’s film festival, Sundance. Now she’s bringing her third feature, Humpday, to her hometown as part of the Seattle International Film Festival.



The Not-So-Final Frontier

An interview with science-fiction writer Vonda N. McIntyre, whose 1986 novel Enterprise: The First Adventure, provided the backstory to the new movie Star Trek.