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Burkholder

The Late Bob Burkholder Honored in New Film Opening Friday, Followup to ‘Old Goats’

Old Goats was the debut film of Islander Taylor Guterson. The film featured, among others, actors Britt Crosley and the late Bob Burkholder. Guterson’s new film, which opens Friday, September 19, at the Lynwood Theatre, features the same two actors and bears the name of one: Burkholder. Guterson, the son of novelist Dave Guterson, said that…

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Don Sellers and Lucy Ostrander

BI Filmakers Win Prestigious Erik Barnouw Award for Film About Merrill’s Marauder Roy Matsumoto

Bainbridge Island couple Lucy Ostrander and Don Sellers, the team behind Stourwater Pictures, have received lots of attention before: Sellers worked on PBS’s Frontline and many nationally television documentary series, and Ostrander’s films and work have won a Student Academy Award, the Nissan Focus Award, a CINE Golden Eagle, and an Artist Trust Fellowship. Now…

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Liz Ellis

Liz Gets an Amy: Local Creator of Web Series Wrecked Is 14th Emerging Artist Award Winner

Islander Liz Ellis is the latest recipient of the annual Amy Award for Emerging Artists, given out for the past 14 years by the Bainbridge Island Arts and Humanities Council to a BI artist under 35 “whose work demonstrates a strong sense of quality, creativity, exploration and dedication.” You may remember Ellis as the director…

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Poll: Name Your Favorite Olympics—Winter or Summer?

The 2014 22nd Winter Olympics, in Sochi, Russia, kicks off Friday, February 7, and runs through the 23rd. The first winter Olympic games were held in 1924 in Chamonix, France. Cross-country and alpine skiing, ski jumping, speed skating, figure skating, ice hockey, and Nordic combined were the original sports. Since then snowboarding, curling, bobsledding, luge, skeleton,…

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Producer of Twilight Films Buys Rights to Book Set on Bainbridge Island

Matt K. Turner found the inspiration for his eBook, Genesis, when he first rode the ferry from Seattle to Bainbridge Island to visit his father and stepmother after they moved here in 2012. First rights to the story, set in Seattle and Bainbridge, have been bought by Mark Morgan, producer of the popular Twilight movie…

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Go Run! with Your Kids to Screening of Inspiring Film About Female Sports Since Title IX

Bainbridge’s girl-power Go Run! nonprofit program for preteens is screening the local premiere of the documentary We Grew Wings for its biggest fundraiser of the year. Showing on Saturday, February 1, at Bainbridge Cinemas at the Pavilion, the film starts at 10 a.m., with doors opening at 9:30 a.m. The movie follows the stories of two…

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Old Stock

Producer with Bainbridge Ties Offers Free Screening of His Film

Geordie Sabbagh, a Toronto-based film producer, has a fondness for Bainbridge. That’s because his aunt and uncle live here. To honor that connection, Sabbagh is offering a free Island screening of his new film this Wednesday, November 27. Old Stock tells the story of a young man who has been living a way early retirement…

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Celluloid Bainbridge Film Fest

Celluloid Bainbridge: Free Films with Local Connections All Weekend

The 15th annual Celluloid Bainbridge film festival rolls out the red carpet this weekend, November 1-3, courtesy of the Bainbridge Island Arts and Humanities Council, with more than twenty free screenings of movies with Bainbridge Island connections. The opening night celebration, which starts at 6 Friday, features a 7:45 Lynwood Theatre screening of the environmental documentary…

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What the Films ‘The Butler’ and ‘Blackfish’ Have in Common and Why You Should See Them

by Leigh Calvez Recently, I had the privilege of seeing two extraordinary films in one weekend—The Butler and Blackfish. Both films deliver powerful messages of social change. What struck me about seeing these two movies side by side was their similarity in theme and my parallel reaction to them. First I saw The Butler, the true…

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Letter to the Editor: Movies in the Park a Favorite Island Tradition

Movies in the Park is one of our favorite small-town traditions. Bainbridge Island was recently treated to a series of free Friday night films aired outdoors in the Waterfront Park for the first three weeks of August. Although the program is in its fourteenth year, this is the second year the program has been provided…

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GreenStage

Summertime Frolic in the Parks with Wednesday Concerts, Friday Movies, and Shakespeare

The Bainbridge Island Metro Parks and Recreation District makes our great parks even better in the summer with free concerts, free movies, and free Shakespeare. Concerts Each Wednesday through August 21, the Bainbridge Island Metro Parks and Recreation District turns up the heat at one of the Island’s parks with a summer concert, featuring a…

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Wrecked

Bainbridge Connections Abound in Wicked Web Comedy “Wrecked”

If you haven’t seen Wrecked yet, check it out. But be sure to watch when the kids aren’t around unless you are up for fielding some extremely awkward vocabulary questions. Wrecked is a wicked, funny, and potty-mouthed award-winning web series, now airing its second season. It was created and filmed locally by recent BHS grads…

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Shift Change

Acclaimed Documentary “Shift Change: Putting Democracy to Work” Shows May 9

The aptly named “Shift Change: Putting Democracy to Work” by Seattle-area filmmakers Mark Dworkin and Melissa Young is all about shifting business ownership to the people who do the work. It’s not a new idea, and yet in our transnational corporate-dominated global economy this simple and sound notion rings “radical.” Successful cooperatives such as REI, Group Health,…

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Eight-Year-Old Carlos Field-Bennett Helps Kids in Poverty Get Educations

11:35 a.m. In August, when 8-year-old Carlos Field-Bennett saw the global premiere of the film Living on One, which was made by three BHS graduates, he was moved into action. In fact, he took so much action that he raised $1700 for education scholarships in Guatemala. Living on One chronicles the struggles of four young…

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Bainbridge Filmmaker Tells Stories of Seattle Homeless Youth in “Invisible Young”

5:11 p.m. When Islander Steve Keller returned to filmmaking after a 13-year hiatus, he didn’t take the easy road. He chose to make a full-length feature film about homeless teens. There is the trust factor. How do you get the kids to tell you their stories? There is the safety factor. How do you protect…

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Celluloid Bainbridge: The Little Festival That Can

11:39 a.m. Celluloid Bainbridge, which hits the island this weekend, is a film festival organized around one key criterion: Every film shown must either be filmed here or involve someone from here in cast or crew. You might think that would narrow the selection to well below the category of festival. But you’d be wrong….

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Letter to the Editor: Free Outdoor Movies Enjoyed Under Starry Summer Skies!

by Sue Hylen, Arts & Cultural Manager, BI Metro Park & Rec District, August 30, 2012, 9 a.m. Between 200-400 people enjoyed a Free Friday Evening Movie at Waterfront Park with neighbors, friends, and families these last three Fridays of August, sponsored this year by your Metro Park & Recreation District. Emcee TJ Faddis graciously…

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Bainbridge Cinemas and Lynwood Theatre Go Digital and 3-D

7:08 p.m. Technophiles will be happy to know that Bainbridge Cinemas launched its new digital projection system last Thursday in all its theaters, and the company was working today to get a digital projector running at its Historic Lynwood Theatre too. Soon both locations also will have 3-D capability, giving Islanders reason to stay on…

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Three BHS Grads and a Pal Tackle Poverty: See the “Living on One” Premiere

5:30 p.m. Imagine living on one dollar a day. Somehow you’d need to feed and clothe and house yourself with only four round, shiny quarters. That is exactly what 1.1 billion people around the world currently have to do. In 2010, three young men raised on Bainbridge and a fourth buddy tried to do it…

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Fixing the Future: Special Film to Be Screened Wednesday

6:02 p.m. Several Bainbridge organizations with their own plans for fixing the future—West Sound Time Bank, Sustainable Bainbridge, and YES! Magazine—are partnering with Bainbridge Cinemas and Bainbridge’s alternative workplace OfficeXpats to host a screening of PBS host David Brancaccio’s documentary Fixing the Future Wednesday evening at 7 at the movie theater in the Pavilion. Brancaccio…

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