Oscars http://www.kplu.org en Oscar nominations: 'Lincoln' leads the pack, but where is Kathryn Bigelow? http://www.kplu.org/post/oscar-nominations-lincoln-leads-pack-where-kathryn-bigelow It turns out that if you ask the Academy at large who are the best directors, you get a very different answer from the one you get if you ask the Directors Guild of America (DGA). The DGA nominations a couple of days ago went to Ben Affleck for <em>Argo</em>, Kathryn Bigelow for <em>Zero Dark Thirty</em>, Tom Hooper for <em>Les Miserables</em>, Ang Lee for <em>Life Of Pi</em>, and Steven Spielberg for <em>Lincoln</em>.<p>But when the Oscar nominations came out Thursday morning, of those five, only Lee and Spielberg made the cut. Thu, 10 Jan 2013 18:08:27 +0000 Linda Holmes 7529 at http://www.kplu.org Oscar nominations: 'Lincoln' leads the pack, but where is Kathryn Bigelow? Wim Wenders talks of processing loss, learning new language of dance theater http://www.kplu.org/post/wim-wenders-talks-processing-loss-learning-new-language-dance-theater <p>One of the most talked-about Oscar nominations this year is the 3-D dance documentary, <em>Pina</em>&nbsp;by <a href="http://www.wim-wenders.com/bio/wim_wenders_bio.htm">Wim Wenders</a>.</p><p>The German &ldquo;new-wave&rdquo; director is also well-known for the feature film <em>Wings of Desire</em>&nbsp;and for the jazz documentary <em>Buena Vista Social Club</em>.</p><p>His new movie is a portrait of the late German choreographer, Pina&nbsp;Bausch.</p><p>KPLU&rsquo;s Bellamy Pailthorp asked him to tell the story of how he first discovered her work, reluctantly, almost three decades ago.</p><p>His girlfriend insisted he go with her to see a performance.</p><p>Wenders says, he expected to be bored&hellip;</p><p> Thu, 23 Feb 2012 12:47:58 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 4226 at http://www.kplu.org Wim Wenders talks of processing loss, learning new language of dance theater Artscape: Revisiting the Oscars via the 20/20 awards http://www.kplu.org/post/artscape-revisiting-oscars-2020-awards-0 <p>The Academy Awards are coming up this Sunday.&nbsp;There are many wonderful films that don&rsquo;t get an Oscar. And there are lots of not-so-great movies that win the coveted award. &nbsp;Seattle&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.2020awards.org/">&ldquo;20-20</a>&rdquo; awards look back at past Oscar winners and how they&rsquo;ve stood the test of time.</p><p> Mon, 20 Feb 2012 17:45:00 +0000 Jennifer Wing 4186 at http://www.kplu.org Artscape: Revisiting the Oscars via the 20/20 awards Film on Earth Liberation Front up for Oscar, raises specter of UW arson and WTO http://www.kplu.org/post/film-earth-liberation-front-oscar-raises-specter-uw-arson-and-wto <p>A documentary on a cell of the radical environmental group that claimed responsibility for the arson that destroyed a University of Washington research facility in 2001 has been <a href="http://oscar.go.com/nominees/documentary-feature/if-a-tree-falls-a-story-of-the-earth-liberation-front">nominated for an Oscar</a>.</p><p>The documentary&rsquo;s exploration of the ideology and tactics involved in radical environmental actions and the law enforcement agencies determined to make arrests raises again the intense passions and dramatic consequences surrounding the arson at UW.</p><p> Wed, 25 Jan 2012 00:10:41 +0000 Jake Ellison & Rob Manning 3904 at http://www.kplu.org Film on Earth Liberation Front up for Oscar, raises specter of UW arson and WTO Oscar nomination for woman who grew up on Mercer Island http://www.kplu.org/post/oscar-nomination-woman-who-grew-mercer-island <p>Seattle has a special connection to the Oscars this year. Anne Rosellini, a Mercer Island High School graduate and co-founder of the One Reel Film Festival at Bumbershoot,&nbsp; received two nominations for "Winter's Bone,"&nbsp; a film she produced and co-wrote, with director Debra Granik. Here's the trailer:</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bE_X2pDRXyY</p> Wed, 26 Jan 2011 16:17:31 +0000 Paula Wissel 644 at http://www.kplu.org Oscar nomination for woman who grew up on Mercer Island