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, received two nominations for "Winter's Bone," a film she produced and co-wrote, with director Debra Granik. Here's the trailer:
It's a strong year for independent films – and for indie movies from the Pacific Northwest. Four feature films that were shot in the Seattle area have been selected to screen at the Sundance Film Festival in January.
"The Details" is a dark comedy shot in Kirkland with a cast including star actors Laura Linney, Elizabeth Banks and Tobey McGuire. It's in the line-up for the high-profile "Premieres" series.