The Return of the Best Cinema House in Seattle: And it's not the Cinerama, which closed for some mysterious "renovations," but the Egyptian, which closed in 2013 and left a massive black hole in the heart of cultural Capitol Hill. Earlier this year, it was announced that SIFF was going to reopen the theater. It was also announced that SIFF was going to raise money for the renovations and operation costs through crowdfunding and two anonymous philanthropists. Today, it was announced that SIFF had reached its $300,000 goal, which is a lot of money. This success guarantees the end of that massive and swirling black hole. The theater—now called SIFF Cinema Egyptian—will reopen by October 1.
After 36 Years, On the Boards Puts 12 Minutes Max on Hiatus (Sorta): For almost four decades, 12 Minutes Max has been a monthly showcase and entry point for artists hosted by On the Boards—guest curators would sit through auditions (or invite people to audition) and put together a performance-art variety show with no act lasting longer than 12 minutes. For this season, OtB is swapping that with its new Open Studio program, which is largely being driven by its new "ambassadors" (artists and community members who are invited to participate in some of OtB's programming beyond the usual main-stage shows). As it stands, anybody can apply for an Open Studio project, which, Erin Jorgensen of OtB explains, "could be practically anything": an evening of dance or new music or one long piece of performance art, whatever. "Our main focus is providing space for new interesting ideas," Jorgensen says, "expanding the meaning of 12-minute art snippets in a black box." Depending on how it goes, 12 MM could return or could be replaced by the Open Studio program. OtB is in R&D mode.
"You Farted During Boyhood": A Craigslist "Missed Connection" post for the ages.
There Is Nothing Carrie Brownstein Cannot Do: The former Sleater-Kinney guitarist/singer and current Portlandia star will take over writing Nora Ephron's unfinished script for the film adaptation of Lost in Austen.
Superhero Movies Booked Through 2020: Today, Warner Bros announced a full slate of superhero movies made up of two new DC Comics movies a year from 2016 through 2020. The actual titles of the films weren't announced, but here's a schedule:
Untitled DC Film - 08/05/16
Untitled DC Film - 06/23/17
Untitled DC Film - 11/17/17
Untitled DC Film - 03/23/18
Untitled DC Film - 07/27/18
Untitled DC Film - 04/05/19
Untitled DC Film - 06/14/19
Untitled DC Film - 04/03/20
Untitled DC Film - 06/19/20
Over at BadAss Digest, Devin Faraci has compiled a list of the next four years' worth of superhero movies. There are 29 of them. Hope you don't get sick of superhero movies between now and the presidential election after next!