Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck's Oscar-winning first film features an impeccable thriller woven throughout the surveillance of an artistic couple. Art and media scholar Johanna Gosse will be on hand for a post-screening discussion which will focus on the film's representation of surveillance, today's surveillance culture, and is there any way that society can avoid the seemingly inevitable surveillance state.
You will be amazed at how much goes into a film sound mix. Bad Animals' Dave Howe breaks down the sound design for a variety of projects across the local Seattle and Hollywood spectrum in the October Film Craft Commentary session.
Walkabout is a haunting, dreamlike evocation of the Australian outback, in which two young children learn to rely on a young aborigine who helps them survive in the wilderness. After the screening we will be discussing the psychology of travel. It is used in many cultures as a rite of passage but traveling has extraordinary benefits at any time. Michael Brein (The Travel Psychologist) will be in attendance to explore what we really gain from travel.