Pixar’s “Up” at Cannes; Pete Docter Talks Faith and Filmmaking

I'm happy to see Pixar's new film opening on the kind of platform that the studio deserves. Up is opening the Cannes Film Festival with a presentation in Disney Digital 3-D on Wednesday May 13th, 2009. That marks the first time an animated film has opened the festival. Wish I could be there.Writer/director Pete Docter was interviewed in Radix (thanks to the CT blog for the link) back when Monsters Inc. was released. Here's an interesting excerpt: Radix: How would you say that being a … [Read more...]

"Born into Brothels" and me: Saturday in Bellevue, WA

Get ready for Super Bowl Sunday with...Dreams of Our ChildhoodI've been invited to join a panel discussion of Born into Brothels after it is featured in this film festival on Saturday afternoon.Will you be there too?Born into Brothels is in my Top 5 of 2005. If you haven't seen it, you should.Here are the festival details: UPC and First Presbyterian Church of Bellevue have teamed up again for the second FilmFest on February 3-4 at Bellevue Christian School and February 16-18 … [Read more...]

The Image Film Festival Starts Friday!

If you can get to Seattle this weekend, you should be sure to catch the Image Film Festival.Click the picture to see a larger version of the poster.Click here for information about the event, which should feature some challenging discussions. … [Read more...]

Great Films, True Stories: The 2006 Image Film Festival

This year's Image Film Festival promises to be a challenging, exciting series of events. It's entitled “Telling the Truth: The Art of Documentary Films,” featuring five documentary films that satisfy our desire for revelation, entertainment, emotional connection, and above all, truth.Join us for the kick-off event, Friday, January 20, 2006, from 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.Five films will be screened over the course of the weekend--Hoop Dreams, Born Into Brothels, Murderball, Supersize Me, and B … [Read more...]

Seattlites! Don’t miss UPC’s film festival!

I've been invited to participate in this, but, doggone it, it's happening during the same weekend as an out-of-town vacation I planned months ago. So I encourage YOU to go, watch, enjoy, discuss, and be glad that Seattle's the kind of town willing to put on a festival like this one. June 16-18Local churches have come together to present The Film Fest on Justice to support the International Justice Mission and their efforts to open an office in Rwanda.This three-day, four film event … [Read more...]