James Sanford http://wmuk.org en Is The Waterfront Film Festival Really Losing Its Charm? You Decide http://wmuk.org/post/waterfront-film-festival-really-losing-its-charm-you-decide <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When it launched back in 1999, most people would not have guessed the Waterfront Film Festival would have survived more than a few years. Without a doubt, it was ambitious: Who starts a film festival in </span>Saugatuck<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a town without a single movie theater?</span></p><p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 01:39:10 +0000 James Sanford 14916 at http://wmuk.org Is The Waterfront Film Festival Really Losing Its Charm? You Decide Unknown Known: The Elusive Donald Rumsfeld http://wmuk.org/post/unknown-known-elusive-donald-rumsfeld <p><em style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2390962/?ref_=nv_sr_1">The Unknown Known</a></em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;takes its title from a 2004 Pentagon memo sent by former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. The movie plays at the </span><a href="http://www.trriviera.com/movies/the-unknown-known---plays-423-25-27-29-53/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Riviera Theatre</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;in Three Rivers through May </span>3rd<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 13:50:23 +0000 James Sanford 13505 at http://wmuk.org Unknown Known: The Elusive Donald Rumsfeld 'The Past' Shows Divorce is Never Easy http://wmuk.org/post/past-shows-divorce-never-easy <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For Ahmad and Marie, the couple at the turbulent heart of writer-director </span>Asghar<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Farhadi's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span><a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2404461/?ref_=nv_sr_1" style="line-height: 1.5;"><em>The Past</em></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, breaking up was just the beginning. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 21:25:21 +0000 James Sanford 13240 at http://wmuk.org 'The Past' Shows Divorce is Never Easy Stop Motion, Dogs, and Betrayal: Highlights From the 2014 Teen Filmmaker Festival http://wmuk.org/post/stop-motion-dogs-and-betrayal-highlights-2014-teen-filmmaker-festival <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Each year as much of the entertainment world speculates on who will be taking home the Academy Awards, Kalamazoo audiences get ready for their own cinematic competition.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span><a href="http://www.kpl.gov/teens/filmmakerfest/2014/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Kalamazoo Teen Filmmaker Festival</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is in its </span>11th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> year, and two dozen movies from filmmakers between the ages of 12 and 19 will be screened at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the </span><a href="http://www.kazoostate.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Kalamazoo State Theatre</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 23:00:18 +0000 James Sanford 12501 at http://wmuk.org Stop Motion, Dogs, and Betrayal: Highlights From the 2014 Teen Filmmaker Festival Soul, pop, and folk rise from the mud of Muscle Shoals http://wmuk.org/post/soul-pop-and-folk-rise-mud-muscle-shoals <p>2013 was a fairly phenomenal year for music documentaries, with such stand-outs as <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2396566/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1"><em>Twenty Feet From Stardom</em></a>&nbsp;and <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2064713/"><em>A Band Called Death</em></a>. Another worthy title to add to that list is <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2492916/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1"><em>Muscle Shoals</em></a>, filmmaker Greg "Freddy" Camalier's portrait of the little Alabama that produced some of the biggest hits and most enduring anthems of all time. See at at <a href="http://www.trriviera.com/movies/muscle-shoals---plays-117-18-21-26-28-21/">The Riviera Theatre</a>&nbsp;in Three Rivers through February 1st.</p><p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 02:25:16 +0000 James Sanford 11738 at http://wmuk.org Soul, pop, and folk rise from the mud of Muscle Shoals