The Arts

Three Thousand Years of Longing

Reeder’s Movie Reviews: Three Thousand Years of Longing

Alithea Binnie, a scholar of mythology, believes in credibility. Then she encounters The Djinn, who spins fanciful and unreliable tales of lost love and palace intrigue. Her independence and his freedom become the themes of the fantasy-romance, Three Thousand Years of Longing.

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The Territory

Reeder’s Movie Reviews: The Territory

When evaluating a documentary, you might ask several questions. Does the film have a clear protagonist, or several? Does it have a compelling story and message? Does it have substance and depth? Has the director organized the material in a coherent way? In the case of Alex Pritz’s new movie, The Territory, the answers are a resounding “Yes.”

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In Conversation With Artists JW Harrington and Dorothy Anderson Wasserman

On the second floor of the Catholic Community Services building, there’s a hallway that has been transformed into an art gallery. The Tahoma Center Gallery on South Yakima Avenue is showing “Black and White, abstracted,” a collection of 23 paintings by Tacoma artist JW Harrington.
Harrington is a member of the Seattle artists’ cooperative, Gallery 110, and he and fellow cooperative artist Dorothy Anderson Wasserman walked Northwest Public Broadcasting through the space.

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Bodies Bodies Bodies

Reeder’s Movie Reviews: Bodies Bodies Bodies

Eight twenty-somethings gather at a mansion for a “hurricane party.” After some awkward introductions, they begin indulging in drugs and alcohol. With inhibitions fading and the storm now raging, they decide to play “Body Body,” the murder-in-the-dark game. Only in this case, an actual body count ensues. There you have the premise for the new horror-comedy film from Dutch actor-turned-director Halina Reijn (Black Book, Instinct).

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"Global Head Spin," a sculpture by artist Michael Abraham, was on display at this year's Seattle Art Fair.

Step Into Gallery 110 At The Seattle Art Fair

Tri-Cities artist Greg Pierce travels the Pacific Northwest collecting rocks for his sculptures. Fused with clay and glass, each piece reinterprets the region’s landscape. He’s part of Gallery 110, which represents artists from across Washington state. Reporter Lauren Gallup spoke with Pierce at the Seattle Art Fair.

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Reeder’s Movie Reviews: Elvis

Baz Luhrmann has always had a flair for the operatic, sometimes literally so. The Australian writer-director-designer loves to tell stories on a grand scale. The bigger the emotions, the flashier the production values. Romeo and Juliet, Toulouse-Lautrec and the Great Gatsby have all made appearances in his films. Now his spotlight turns to the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Elvis Presley. Well, partially, anyway.

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