Seattle International Film Festival http://www.kplu.org en 'We Don't Know Each Other': Film Explores Tension Between Africans & African Americans http://www.kplu.org/post/we-dont-know-each-other-film-explores-tension-between-africans-african-americans <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/153636053&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 18:06:33 +0000 Kyle Stokes 16991 at http://www.kplu.org 'We Don't Know Each Other': Film Explores Tension Between Africans & African Americans Film Tells Story Of How A 90-Year-Old Jazz Icon Became Friends With A Young Pianist http://www.kplu.org/post/film-tells-story-how-90-year-old-jazz-icon-became-friends-young-pianist <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/153062715&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Justin&nbsp;</span>Kauflin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is a young </span>twentysomething<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> pianist who, at age 11, lost his eyesight.</span></p><p>Jazz legend Clark Terry —&nbsp;the revolutionary&nbsp;flugelhornist&nbsp;who played with Count&nbsp;Basie&nbsp;and Duke Ellington, and mentored Quincy Jones and Miles Davis — shares something with Kauflin. Diabetes claimed his eyesight.</p><p>But that’s not the only reason the two musicians, who are separated by nearly 70 years, became close friends. The story of the bond between teacher and mentee is told in the new documentary “Keep On Keepin’ On,” which is being shown at this year’s Seattle International Film Festival. The film also celebrates Terry, who, even from his hospital bed, coaches&nbsp;Kauflin&nbsp;as he sets out to forge his own jazz career.</p><p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Florangela Davila 17002 at http://www.kplu.org Film Tells Story Of How A 90-Year-Old Jazz Icon Became Friends With A Young Pianist Director Of 'Lucky Them' Proud To Showcase At SIFF A Film Set And Shot In Seattle http://www.kplu.org/post/director-lucky-them-proud-showcase-siff-film-set-and-shot-seattle <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/150642125&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>This year’s <a href="http://www.siff.net/" target="_blank">Seattle International Film Festival</a> features a movie set and shot in Seattle by a Seattle filmmaker.&nbsp;</p><p>Director Megan Griffiths' film “Lucky Them” kicks off the Renton portion of SIFF Thursday night.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 22 May 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Kirsten Kendrick 16749 at http://www.kplu.org Director Of 'Lucky Them' Proud To Showcase At SIFF A Film Set And Shot In Seattle Teens making films 'on the fly' out in Indian Country http://www.kplu.org/post/teens-making-films-fly-out-indian-country <p></p> Fri, 07 Jun 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Florangela Davila 9014 at http://www.kplu.org Teens making films 'on the fly' out in Indian Country SIFF 2013 tickets on sale today http://www.kplu.org/post/siff-2013-tickets-sale-now <p>Tickets go on sale today for the <a href="http://www.siff.net/festival-2013">39th annual Seattle International Film Festival</a>. SIFF is set to feature more than 300 films, special guests, and film workshops.&nbsp; Thu, 02 May 2013 16:55:56 +0000 Vicki Ferguson 8643 at http://www.kplu.org SIFF 2013 tickets on sale today Grassroots politics in Seattle hits the big screens http://www.kplu.org/post/grassroots-politics-seattle-hits-big-screens <p>A political tale of the little guy going up against the establishment that happened in Seattle more than a decade ago is now on the big screen in movie theaters.</p><p>The film<a href="http://www.grassrootsthefilm.com/"> <em>Grassroots</em> </a>tells the mostly true story about former monorail champion <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grant_Cogswell">Grant Cogswell</a> running against incumbent <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_McIver">Richard McIver </a>for a seat on the Seattle City Council in 2001.</p><p> Mon, 25 Jun 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Jennifer Wing 5371 at http://www.kplu.org Grassroots politics in Seattle hits the big screens It's movie festival time and these folks are film crazy http://www.kplu.org/post/its-movie-festival-time-and-these-folks-are-film-crazy <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-969940.mp3</p> Sun, 22 May 2011 16:03:17 +0000 Florangela Davila 1640 at http://www.kplu.org It's movie festival time and these folks are film crazy