Category Archives: Festival Guides

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Decibel Festival of Electronic Music Performance, Visual Art + New Media 2015 Seattle – Preview Guide & Picks

September is my favorite month in the NW for two reasons: optional sweater weather and Decibel Festival. The value of the first should be self-evident to anyone who enjoys being comfortable and the second, well, that just so happens to be the topic of this preliminary write-up. Decibel has brought together some of the finest...Read...
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Northside Festival 2015 Recap: Girl Band, Built To Spill, Blanck Mass, PC Worship & More

Northside Festival expanded yet again in this, its seventh year, with a week-long stretch of events that fell into one of the three categories of Innovation, Film, and, of course, Music. Over thirty venues across Williamsburg, Greenpoint, and Bushwick hosted upwards of 400 bands throughout the festival’s final four days, including big names like Run...
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Northside Festival 2015 Preview Guide

Using the multi-venue model to spread musicians, films, art, and “innovation” throughout Brookyln, one might argue that Northside Festival is one of the most exciting festivals currently running in the United States. As it expands every year, it has yet to compromise its musical lineup and is absolutely diving into fascinating interdisciplinary territories. This quick-look...
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H. Film Review (Rania Attieh & Daniel Garcia, 2014)

All too often, apocalyptic films foretell the coming of the end in the form of big blowouts rather than a slow dismantling. In the overly-Hollywood 2012, buildings collapse and helicopters fall from the sky for no seemingly reason whatsoever. In War Of The Worlds and Independence Day, intergalactic monsters take over, causing environmental catastrophe and...
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Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem Film Review (Israel)

Set almost exclusively in a tiny courtroom, Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem, is an Israeli-French film about a couple’s lengthy battle for divorce. Simple from its get-go, the film’s major strengths lie in its tense appeal and multiple layers of meaning, which build slowly through use of seemingly trivial gestures. Director-siblings Ronit Elkabetz and...Read...
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