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Starstruck Ferry Riders Get Some Eye Candy Today

If you happened to be on the 9:35 ferry from Seattle to Bainbridge or the 10:25 to Seattle on Thursday morning you probably spotted a Grey’s Anatomy film crew and possibly actor Patrick Dempsey. And, yes, that helicopter above was part of the film crew, taking aerial footage. According to Washington State Ferries (WSF) Communications spokesperson…

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BHS Grad Begins to Make a Name in Hollywood

Cali Fredrichs graduated from Bainbridge High School in 2004. Since then, she has steadily been building a career for herself on the small and big screens. In 10 days (on March 26), you’ll see her as the guest star on an episode of “Grey’s Anatomy.” But you’ve probably already seen Fredrichs without realizing it. Know that horror-film Geico…

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Revised Fundamentals

Filming Starts Today for Local Author Jonathan Evison’s ‘The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving’

Bainbridge author Jonathan Evison says his book The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving is semiautobiographical in that he shares some of the experiences of a number of his main characters, including the protagonist Ben. In the forthcoming movie of Evison’s book, actor Paul Rudd is playing Ben. Evison is pleased with the choice. “Yeah, it’s great,” he…

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Imitation Game

Lynwood Theatre Offers Weekly Open-Caption Screenings

Hearing-impaired film buffs can now see first-run films with captions every Tuesday at Lynwood Theatre. Open captioning is a process that displays dialogue on the bottom of the screen much as for foreign-language films. This extra service will be provided at no additional cost and will coincide with Senior Tuesday, when admission will remain $6.50 for…

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Bainbridge Cinemas One of Few Theaters to Show Controversial ‘Interview’

The Interview might have passed through movie theaters breezily with little fanfare had hackers not compromised Sony Pictures’ cybersecurity, threatening further payback if the movie weren’t pulled from the shelves. It’s not exactly a highbrow picture, a bromance with jokes about secret “packages” being hidden in unusual and uncomfortable places. But the movie, which features…

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Islanders Liz Ellis and Matt Longmire Launch a Web Series Film Fest

Liz Ellis is one of the founders of Honey Toad Studios and one of the creators of the popular Web series Wrecked. Matt Longmire is the founder of Northwest Films and the creator of the Web series The River. Both are from Bainbridge and you’ve certainly seen their video work promoting local productions and organizations. Along…

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Bainbridge in Celluloid: Film Festival Aims Lens at Japanese American Exclusion

The annual Bainbridge film festival, Celluloid Bainbridge, wherein every film is filmed on Bainbridge or includes an Islander in cast, crew, or production team, starts tomorrow, November 14, and runs through the weekend. This year, among its 28 films are a select few taking a hard look at Japanese American Exclusion, that episode of American history…

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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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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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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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