Thursday, May 14, 2009

Celebs Invade Seattle: Part Two

Non-SIFF edition. Click here for part one.

Award-winning author/screenwriter Sherman Alexie (The Toughest Indian in the World, Smoke Signals) cuts loose with one of his infectious laughs at the Northwest Film Forum screening of Kent Mackenzie's lost Native American classic The Exiles in 2008.

More Alexie at the NWFF in '08. Keep an eye out for the Milestone DVD with commentary from Alexie and local critic Sean Axmaker.

Click here for my review of The Exiles.

Director Barry Jenkins shares a laugh with NWFF program director Adam Sekuler after a 2009 screening of Medicine for Melancholy, one of the finest films of the year. Fellow Independent Spirit Award nominee (and eventual winner) Lynn Shelton, an admirer, describes Jenkins' trademark cardigans as "yummy." She got that right!

Jenkins at the NWFF. Dig the way the coffee cup completes the outfit!

Click here for my review of Medicine for Melancholy.

***** ***** *****

Endnote: Cross-posted at Facebook. Interview with Jenkins to come.

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