September 14th, 2010 | by Sheila & Makoto | No Comments »
|September 23, 2010|
|7:00 pm||to||9:00 pm|
Join us at Patagonia to view a selection of environmentally themed films produced by small, independent filmmakers from around the world. From the impassioned to the whimsical, festival films cover a ride range of subject matter from climbing expeditions in Africa, to sustainable farming in the United States, to surfing the Snake River.
Friends of the Cedar River Watershed is hosting the festival and will share with you their Watershed Report – a survey of the Cedar River Watershed reported and produce by area high school students. They’re also holding an amateur photo contest.
Tickets are $8 in advance; $10 at the door. Advance tickets and contest information are available at cederriver.org, Brown Paper Tickets and at the Patagonia store. The festival is sponsored by Patagonia, Osprey packs, Sierra Nevada Brewing, Magnolia Audio Visual, and Tom’s of Maine.
2100 First Ave
Seattle, WA 98121
August 9th, 2010 | by Sheila & Makoto | No Comments »
|August 2, 2010|
|6:00 pm||to||8:00 pm|
Now I’m not positive, but according to the Patagonia website it looks like there are going to be two movies this month! Two movies for the price of none? How awesome is that?! And don’t forget all the Bear Naked you could enjoy! Here is a brief on the two that will be shown:
Gum for My Boat
Gum for My Boat is a story of hope focusing on the Bangladesh Surf Club and its members. Their love for surfing brings them together and introduces them to a way of life they never knew existed. Many of the children are street kids or come from very poor families and the film focuses on the creation of community through surfing and its power to change lives. An ocean that was once deemed off limits due to fear and a very conservative Islamic culture, is now becoming source of fun, escape, and even an chance for a way to make a living.
Over the Bars
The DH Productions’ crew has dug deep into their archive and sifted through more than a decades’ worth of footage, pulling out the sickest crash clips they could find. Sit back as these pros take you through the mashups blow by blow. OTB Is filled with all the broken bikes, bones and blood that have made us famous.
This Adventure Film Festival screening is free.
July 5th, 2010 | by Sheila & Makoto | No Comments »
|July 5, 2010|
|6:45 pm||to||8:00 pm|
It’s the first Monday of the month, and you know what that means. Patagonia Seattle is holding another FREE Adventure Film Festival! This month’s show: Red Gold.
Grab your ORCA card and get down to 1st and Lenora by 7 pm, because standing and watching a film isn’t nearly as fun as sitting. Although eating Bear Naked Parfaits is enjoyable in any position.
What Adventure Films.com is saying about Red Gold:
The Bristol Bay region of southwest Alaska is home to the Kvichak and Nushagak rivers – the two most prolific sockeye salmon runs left in the world. Two mining companies, Northern Dynasty Minerals and Anglo American, have proposed an open-pit and underground mine at the rivers’ headwaters. The area holds the second largest deposit of copper, gold and molybdenum ever discovered, with an estimated value of more than $300 billion. Despite promises of a clean project by mining officials, the accident-plagued history of hard-rock mining has wrought one of the biggest land-use issues Alaska has ever faced.
Red Gold gives a face to the issue and a voice to the people of Bristol Bay who depend on this extraordinary fishery.
June 9th, 2010 | by Sheila & Makoto | No Comments »
Monday night was the inaugural Patagonia / Adventure Films First Monday Film Festival. If you missed it, your bad, but guess what? It’s happening again in four short weeks. Patagonia Seattle closed their doors at six and transformed First and Lenora into an AMC, full of plush couches (two) and tasty Bear Naked snacks (tons).
Doors opened at 6:45 and by 7 most seats were filled; as were stomachs with amazing Bear Naked Parfaits and / or brand spankin’ new Granola Bars. One lady was so excited she brought her own yogurt.
Tonight’s feature was about Hari Rai, a 17 year old student who lives in the Himalayas and supports himself working as a porter. The film focuses on his life, ambitions, culture, and the journey he has with an 80kg refrigerator he carries on his back for four days. Intrigued? I’ll bet three Tropical Fruit Granola Bars that say you can find Journey of a Red Fridge at Scarecrow.
If that isn’t enough to get you to the next Adventure Film Festival, which is free BTW, then how about some sweet door prizes from Patagonia and Bear Naked? Multiple people walked away with awesome Patagonia gear and one lucky young gun got a bag of Fruit & Nut.
Mark your calendars for Monday, July 5th @ 7pm. I don’t know what film it is going to be, but l can guarantee it’s going to be good.
June 2nd, 2010 | by Sheila & Makoto | No Comments »
|June 7, 2010|
|6:45 pm||to||8:00 pm|
Straight from the Adventure Film Festival in Boulder, CO Patagonia Seattle is proud to present Journey of a Red Fridge (trailer).
This is the first of the “First Monday” screenings. Where Patagonia Seattle will be showing a new Adventure Film, you guessed it, on the first Monday of the month. And best of all it’s Free!
Journey of a Red Fridge starts at 7pm, but be there early to ensure seats and to try a delicious Bear Naked Granola Parfait.
Hari Rai is a 17-year-old student who lives in a small Himalayan village in Nepal. To support himself and pay for his education, he works as a porter. In this documentary, Hari is hired to carry a Coca-Cola refrigerator to a repair shop, and the footage follows him through Nepal’s stunning mountainscape—past tourist-filled hot springs, Buddhist temples, herds of goats and small villages. As we follow Hari on his journey, we discover his inner life, his thoughts, hopes and dreams and we also get to know the culture and the local people’s way of life in this region. We learn about their relation with the most important aspects of their lives: family, nature and religion. The four-day transport is a poignant portrait of child labor in modern-day Nepal.
Director/Producer: Lucian & Natasa Muntean
2100 1st AVE, Seattle, WA 98121 (map)