Free Filth: Industrial Revelation, a local (jazz? punk? funk? pop?) quartet nominated for the 2014 Genius Award in music, have just dropped a free live album called Raw at Jam Rekk. Download it here. It only takes one listen for you to agree that the word that best captures this recording is filth.
New Curator of Craft at Bellevue Arts Museum: Jennifer Navva Milliken, with a background in contemporary art, studio craft, and design, starts June 16. She’s got an interesting background, studying art history at Western Washington University first (she’s a Woodinville native), then doing her master’s work on “the role of functionality in art and design from the 1990s to the present” at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. She’s got “roots in Istanbul, Jerusalem, New York, Seoul, and Tel Aviv."
Attention Northwest Filmmakers: You have until June 30 to submit work to Northwest Film Forum's Local Sightings film festival. The official word from NWFF:
Eligible films are those finished within the last 18 months and made by filmmakers living in the Pacific Northwest (Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Idaho, Montana, British Columbia, and the Yukon Territories). We screen shorts, documentaries, narratives, experimental films and music videos at our annual festival. If your film is selected to screen at the festival, you not only get the opportunity to show your work in Seattle, but also have a chance to win juried prizes, network with industry professionals and attend one of the Northwest’s best festivals for showcasing local film.
Murakami Alert: New Murakami story in the New Yorker!
Nerd News, Part 1: Over at her brand-spanking new website, Nikki Finke claims to have details about the next four years of DC superhero movies.
May 2016 – Batman v Superman
July 2016 – Shazam
Xmas 2016 – Sandman
May 2017 – Justice League
July 2017 – Wonder Woman
Xmas 2017 – Flash and Green Lantern team-up
May 2018 – Man Of Steel 2
Just looking at that schedule makes you feel exhausted, doesn't it? But at least there's finally a Wonder Woman movie in the works
Nerd News, Part 2: Harrison Ford reportedly seriously injured his ankle while shooting the next Star Wars movie.
Atlas Shrugged on a Post-It: Is this the shoddiest grassroots marketing campaign ever? The Atlas Shrugged, Part 3 movie production team is giving away a million Post-Its with "Who Is John Galt?" printed on them to promote their film. You're supposed to stick the post-it notes out in public, as part of a viral marketing campaign. Isn't this just littering?