A newsletter from Sea Breeze Farms arrived in my inbox today, and along with it the news they're raising turkeys (Bourbon Reds) this year. And I figured a little reminder might be helpful so that you (or, you know, your less organized friends) don't end up doing the last-minute turkey dance that you did last year.
Apparently, Nate Berkus is every bit the sweetheart he is rumored to be.
That comes from our very own Entertaining Editor Kelley Moore, who will be making her debut appearance on Berkus' new talk show tomorrow morning. She'll be sharing her tips for the perfect family reunion, from activities to decor. Watch Kelley on Kong (channel 6) at 5 p.m. tomorrow as she chats up Nate!
Last summer, Seattle filmmaker Lynn Shelton was tapped to direct an episode of Mad Men. (Typing "squee!!" here would be an understatement.) Acclaimed for writing and directing the small and lovely—not to mention award-winning—films We Go Way Back, My Effortless Brilliance and Humpday, Shelton is also known for her improvisational techniques.
I had a whirlwind weekend at the 11th annual Port Townsend Film Festival and it renewed my love for the area. If you need some time away, I recommend a trip to Port Townsend. Visitors can enjoy anything from a world-class film festival to simply taking a stroll along the waterfront. Below are a few suggestions for your stay.
The Port Townsend Film Festival (PTFF) concluded its second day and I’m trying to keep pace with the locals. Today I saw two feature films, seven shorts and attended a presentation with featured guest Dyan Cannon. Nonetheless, my schedule pales in comparison to diehard PTFF fans. I overheard someone proclaim that he saw six films yesterday. Wow! The trick must be to skip meals and subsist on popcorn!
The Port Townsend Film Festival (PTFF) began its 11th season bright and early this morning, when I quickly realized that I’m amidst truly dedicated film fans. By 8:00 a.m., the PTFF welcome center was abuzz and people were already headed to early-morning screenings. Most impressively, they were fully awake and even cheerful. It’s a Harry Potter level of enthusiasm—for independent films!
The enthusiasm is warranted. My first screening was Welcome at the Uptown Theatre.
Today is the first day of fall. The weather is turning colder and rainier and sweater season is upon us. (Okay, I admit that I was bundled in a sweater for most of “summer,” but that’s not the point!) I’m actually thrilled for autumn’s arrival because there are so many wonderful arts events scheduled. I’m kicking off the season by attending the Port Townsend Film Festival (PTFF) this weekend, September 24-26.
PTFF is celebrating its 11th season with an impressive slate of programming and guests.
Just because summer has officially ended doesn’t mean you can’t get outdoors and enjoy the early Fall before it gets too cold and rainy. The North Cascades Institute has scheduled more “off-season” programs than ever this year. Some upcoming highlights include:
Must ListenThe French projectThursday-Saturday (9/16-9/18) - Seattle’s neo-French music group, The French Project, bring their live performance to the Northwest Film Forum. The Collective will combine film and music that ranges from Saint-Saens and Debussy to Francoise Hard and ZZ Top. All of this from a band of people who can barely speak French or hang on to a day job? We can’t wait. Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave.; 206.829.7863; nwfilmforum.org