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Famed Alaskan musher George Attla dies at 81

...figure. His story was turned into a movie, "Spirit of the Wind," which won the 1979 best picture award at the Sundance Film Festival.He drove his last dog team a year ago, while helping a young Huslia musher named Trevor Henry prepare for the...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-02-16/famed-alaskan-musher-george-attla-di
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Crowd gathers in Fairbanks to remember legendary musher

...Attla's story was turned into a movie, "Spirit of the Wind," which won the 1979 best picture award at the Sundance Film Festival. In 1974, Attla wrote a book called, "Everything I Know About Training and Racing Sled Dogs."He drove his...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-02-18/crowd-gathers-in-fairbanks-to-rememb
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Lights, cameras bring opportunity

...Alaska more attractive to production companies; * Films made by Alaskans are being screened at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival; * Alaska's own film festival is growing rapidly; * Film production management companies are starting to develop...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/010911/ope_767771824.shtml
Opinion
Around the Peninsula

...Diving Bell and The Butterfly," a Golden Globe Winner for Best Picture of the Year; and "Station Agent," a Sundance Film Festival Award Winner-2003. These films are enlightening and inspiring from the lives of individuals with disabilities...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/041209/peo_285881865.shtml
'On the Ice'

...heart of "On the Ice," a thriller filmed in Barrow, Alaska, in 2010 with novice Inupiat actors. The 2011 Sundance Film festival entry will make its theatrical premiere Friday in New York and the Alaska cities of Anchorage and Fairbanks...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/2012-02-17/on-the-ice
Arts & Entertainment
A decade of documentaries: Film festival celebrates 10 years in Homer

...Homer Theater owner Lynette Sutton says this is her favorite film, which claimed best director award at the Sundance film festival. The artistic community of Homer will probably love watching this eccentric couple in New York make art by punching...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/2013-09-18/a-decade-of-documentar
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Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure

Now Playing Synopsis: Eddie Guerriero and Mitch Deprey were a pair of bohemian punk rock fans who moved from the Midwest to San Francisco in 1987, renting a decaying apartment in the lower Haight. Eddie and Mitch soon became fascinated with their neighbors, two elderly men who were also sharing an apartment and whose drunken, foul-mouthed tirades went on day and night. While they rarely met them face to face, Eddie and Mitch got to know snippy Peter and growling Raymond very well as their verbal battles bled through the walls. In time, Eddie and Mitch began recording Peter and Raymond's rants and passed cassettes of edited highlights to their friends. The hilarious and harrowing recordings developed a cult following among collectors of off the wall humor, and with the rise of the internet, the recordings began circulating around the world, far beyond Eddie and Mitch's ability to control their path. When the tapes became the inspiration for comic books, short films theater pieces, Eddie and Mitch found themselves at odds about how to capitalize on the viral phenomenon, while Peter and Raymond were largely oblivious to their strange notoriety. Filmmaker Matthew Bate examines the story of four men and their curious brush with semi-fame in Shut Up Little Man!: An Audio Misadventure. The film was an official selection at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Connected an Autoblography About Love Death & Technology

Opens Friday, Sep 16, 2011 Synopsis: In this documentary, filmmaker Tiffany Shlain examines how the Internet and social networking are not only changing the way we communicate but how we see the world around us, and the global impact that's being felt as a result. Using animation and archival material, Shlain offers a witty but thoughtful look at the paradoxical human desire for both independence and contact with others, and how the ease and speed of new communication is bringing about a change in out perceptions that's not just an evolution of societal norms but may be creating a fundamental shift in the way our brains process information. At the same time, Shlain explains how her father's battle with cancer upended her own notions of human connections, and her belief that 21st century humans need to strive not for independence but interdependence. Connected: An Autoblogography About Love, Death and Technology was an official selection at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975

Now Playing Synopsis: In the late '60s, after the assassination of both Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, the civil rights movement in America gave way to a more militant breed of activists who were demanding greater self-determination for the African-American community and the right to defend themselves against a system they felt was stacked against them. A number of journalists for Swedish television were fascinated with the rise of the Black Panther Party and the larger Black Power movement, and on several occasions sent film crews to the United State to interview major figures in the African-American militant community. Filmmaker Göran Hugo Olsson has used some of this archival footage as the basis for the documentary The Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975, which includes vintage interviews with Angela Davis, Eldridge Cleaver, Huey P. Newton, Stokely Carmichael, Bobby Seale, Louis Farrakhan, and other key figures in the Black Power movement. The newsreels are accompanied by recent interviews with artists, activists, and cultural historians who discuss this volatile period in American history, including Harry Belafonte, Abiodun Oyewole, Melvin Van Peebles, and many others. The Black Power Mixtape was an official selection at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi Cast: Stokely Carmichael Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Connected an Autoblography About Love Death & Technology

Now Playing Synopsis: In this documentary, filmmaker Tiffany Shlain examines how the Internet and social networking are not only changing the way we communicate but how we see the world around us, and the global impact that's being felt as a result. Using animation and archival material, Shlain offers a witty but thoughtful look at the paradoxical human desire for both independence and contact with others, and how the ease and speed of new communication is bringing about a change in out perceptions that's not just an evolution of societal norms but may be creating a fundamental shift in the way our brains process information. At the same time, Shlain explains how her father's battle with cancer upended her own notions of human connections, and her belief that 21st century humans need to strive not for independence but interdependence. Connected: An Autoblogography About Love, Death and Technology was an official selection at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

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