Ebb and Flow

Ebb and Flow With the Yamashitas

by Molly Gilmore for OLY ARTS Ebb and Flow is the story of an immigrant family and an immigrant oyster. The documentary follows longtime oysterman Jerry Yamashita of Seattle and his father, Masahide Yamashita, who emigrated from Japan to the United States in 1902 at age 19. Masahide was instrumental in bringing to the Northwest …

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SINK Premiere

by Nora Kovacs for OLY ARTS For almost two years, members of South Puget Sound Community College’s film and production program have been hard at work on an intense feature film entitled SINK. Filmed and sourced entirely in Olympia, SINK will be presented to the public for the first time on January 28. Written by …

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Bobcat Goldthwait

Bobcat Goldthwait at the Capitol Theater

by Molly Gilmore for OLY ARTS Early in his career, Bobcat Goldthwait was a scratchy-voiced comedian and actor with a penchant for screaming. Those of a certain age might remember him from such film roles as Zeb in Police Academy 2. For the past 25 years, Goldthwait has been quietly—relatively speaking—spending time behind the camera. …

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The Fabricated Partner of Cody McGuire

The Fabricated Partner of Cody McGuire Premiere

The Olympia Film Society will present the debut feature film from writer and director Jonah Barrett, a film student at The Evergreen State College and staff writer for OLY ARTS. Barrett describes his film, The Fabricated Partner of Cody McGuire, as a mashup of the spy, science fiction, action and comedy genres. This 76-minute narrative …

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Olympia Film Festival: An Overview

November 3-13, 2016 The Olympia Film Festival is one of the longest-running film festivals in the nation and Olympia Film Society’s (OFS) biggest event of the year. This 10-day festival is packed with exciting movie premieres, celebrity guests, live music and educational workshops, hosted in the Capitol Theater in the heart of Olympia’s historic theater …

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Photo courtesy Matt Lebens.

Outdoor Film Screenings: a Summertime Guide

by Jonah Barrett for OLY ARTS Several parks and societies screen films throughout the summer in Olympia. Families and movie buffs are welcome. Be sure to bring a blanket. The majority of these films begin at dusk, around 10 p.m. in July and 9 p.m. in August. Screen on the Green On August Friday evenings, …

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