Fifty Shades of Seattle tourism

For $14,169 a night, The Edgewater Hotel offers a package worthy of those with the earnings of Mr. Grey himself.
Feb 13, 2015

New Kore Ionz video takes viewers on a ‘Starship’

The video, which went live just moments ago, is already getting some national limelight.
Rodrigo Valenzuela's "Maria TV." (Image from the Frye Art Museum)

Rodrigo Valenzuela’s ‘Future Ruins’ reminds us of the ’13th Man’

Rodrigo Valenzuela shows us the "13th Man" post-Superbowl upset.
Feb 8, 2015
Seattle Asian American Film Festival

What to watch at the Seattle Asian American Film Festival

Hollywood may not have leading roles for Asian actors, but you can catch plenty at the Seattle Asian American Film Festival this year.
Feb 6, 2015
Migrant farm workers in the tomato fields of Immokalee, Fla., where advocacy led to a Fair Food agreement with major food chains. (Still from FoodChainsFilm.com)

What can Sakuma workers on strike learn from ‘Food Chains’?

Connecting the field to the grocery store proved to be the best means to achieve labor gains for migrant farmworkers.
Jan 2, 2015

Columbia City movie theater to screen “The Interview” in Seattle

Ark Lodge Cinemas in Seattle's Columbia City is among the 200 indie theaters nationwide that will show the nearly shelved "The Interview" on Christmas Day, according to entertainment site Deadline.com and the theater's website.
Dec 23, 2014

Seattle victims of sex trafficking speak out in film

A new film available to stream this week gives voice to the victims of the hidden world of Seattle child sex trafficking.
Dec 3, 2014
Dear White People review

Dear White People: Why I still watch every movie about black people

I left "Dear White People" feeling sad because it’s 2014 and I am still excited to see a movie about black people.
Oct 31, 2014
A still from "Titli" about a young man trying to escape his criminal family in Delhi, one of the flagship films of the Seattle South Asian Film Festival's 9th year.

Festival brings top-notch South Asian filmmakers to town

Now in its ninth year, the Seattle South Asian Film (SSAFF) once again brings a wide array of radical, thought-provoking films to the Puget Sound area. This year there’s narrative and documentary films from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka on everything from human rights, gender, LGBT issues, education, and the environment — and some laughs […]
Oct 29, 2014
Jose Antonio Vargas attends a Mitt Romney presidential campaign rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in 2012. (Photo courtesy Apo Anak Productions)

The new ‘coming out’

Our undocumented neighbors, co-workers and friends are taking a brave step out of the shadows to change the way we think about immigration.
Oct 23, 2014
Hugo Lucitante pilots a boat on the Ecuadorian Amazon, on the land of the Cofan people, which is threatened by oil extraction. (Photo courtesy Oil and Water)

Lifeline for Amazon tribe runs through Seattle

Local documentary, “Oil & Water,” tells the story of an Ecuadorean tribe endangered by global warming and oil extraction, an ambassador from that tribe in Seattle and his friendship with a man who helps certify oil companies as environmentally friendly.
Oct 3, 2014
A rickshaw painted by Bobby Solanki depicts a classic Bollywood scene featuring Amitabh Buchchan and Rekha. (Photo from Flickr by Meena Kadri)

Planet Bollywood makes its mark on the Pacific Northwest

From Facebook groups to festivals, dance parties to college courses, our region enthusiastically celebrates the global powerhouse that is Bollywood, the Indian film industry.
Aug 8, 2014

#Chicagogirl brings Syrian activism to SIFF

Meet the Syrian college student who helped lead the revolution from her laptop in Chicago.
May 20, 2014
Dede Adhanom's son King holding family photo in a still from "Unified Struggle." (Courtesy of Guerrilla Films)

“Unified Struggle” film tackles deportation, justice, and activism

Giday “Dede” Adhanom is a mother of three living in Seattle, who has devoted most of her life to activism. She’s worked on issues of youth violence, housing access, employment, and the juvenile prison expansion. She’s also spent much of her life fighting her own deportation. In an effort to call attention to the persecution […]
Apr 23, 2014
Still from "Purgatorio: A Journey Into the Heart of the Border"

The pulse of Latin American film comes to Seattle

“Latin America is the region of open veins. Everything from the discovery until our times has always been transmuted into European — or later, United States — capital, and as such has accumulated on distant centers of power.”  — Eduardo Galeano, Open Veins of Latin America. This week the Northwest Film Forum is featuring “Pulsos Latinos: […]
Apr 18, 2014

Cesar Chavez biopic brings farm worker struggle to the screen

Expectations are both high and low for tonight’s release of “Cesar Chavez.” Some are thrilled to see the story finally told on the screen. But others are worried that the film is just the latest example of Hollywood pandering to a fast-growing population of Latino moviegoers.
Mar 27, 2014
Still from "Bethlehem" about an Israeli secret service officer and his Palestinian informant, playing at the Seattle Jewish Film Festival.

Six quick global picks from the Seattle Jewish Film Festival

One perk of living 2,000 years in the diaspora: great material for an international film festival!
Feb 27, 2014

Seattle mountaineers seek adventure across the globe

Want to climb K2? Start in Seattle.
Feb 18, 2014
In "Beijing Meets Seattle" Actress Tang Wei plays a materialistic woman who travels to Seattle to give birth to the child of her married Beijing lover.

Movie romance wooing Chinese tourists to Seattle

Chinese blockbuster "Beijing Meets Seattle" has a young generation in China swooning over our city.
Jan 31, 2014

“The Square” sparks controversy, flashbacks to Egyptian Revolution

Join the Seattle Globalist Thursday for a screening of The Square, and Q & A with director Jehane Noujaim.
Jan 22, 2014