Free film series adds Elizabeth Taylor classic

February 8, 2011

“The Last Time I Saw Paris” is the latest entry into the upcoming Films @ the Train Depot! series.

“Captain Blood” launches the depot series Feb. 12. The film, released in 1935, stars swashbuckling Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland in a period piece set in 17th century England.

“The Last Time I Saw Paris” plays March 12. The film — released in 1954 — features Elizabeth Taylor and Van Johnson in a loose adaptation of the F. Scott Fitzgerald short story “Babylon Revisited.”

“Phantom of the Opera” — released in 1943 — concludes the film series April 9.

The films start at 7 p.m. at the historic depot, 50 Rainier Blvd. N. The program is free, due to support from the city Arts Commission and the King County cultural agency, 4Culture.

Depot film series offers return to the golden era

February 1, 2011

The popular Films @ the Train Depot! series hopes to turn the spotlight on forgotten stars soon.

The upcoming lineup features films — including some familiar titles — from the 1930s and ’40s, the so-called golden age of Hollywood.

“Captain Blood” launches the depot series Feb. 12. The film, released in 1935, stars swashbuckling Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland in a period piece set in 17th century England.

The series continues March 12, as the 1934 version of “The Count of Monte Cristo” arrives to thrill depot audiences. The familiar tale of “Phantom of the Opera” — released in 1943 — concludes the film series April 9.

The films start at 7 p.m. at the historic depot, 50 Rainier Blvd. N. The program is free, due to support from the city Arts Commission and the King County cultural agency, 4Culture.

Since the program launched in October 2009, Films @ the Train Depot! has featured series of train-themed films, films set in Washington and noir classics.

Depot offers swashbuckling films in upcoming series

January 24, 2011

NEW — 8 a.m. Jan. 24, 2011

The popular Films @ the Train Depot! series hopes to turn the spotlight on forgotten stars soon.

The upcoming lineup features films — including some familiar titles — from the 1930s and ’40s, the so-called golden age of Hollywood.

“Captain Blood” launches the depot series Feb. 12. The film, released in 1935, stars swashbuckling Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland in a period piece set in 17th century England.

The series continues March 12, as the 1934 version of “The Count of Monte Cristo” arrives to thrill depot audiences. The familiar tale of “Phantom of the Opera” — released in 1943 — concludes the film series April 9.

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Catch a free noir flick Saturday at the Issaquah Train Depot

December 10, 2010

NEW — 6 a.m. Dec. 10, 2010

The popular film series at the Issaquah Train Depot returns Saturday.

Films @ the Train Depot! — sponsored by the city Arts Commission and the King County cultural agency, 4Culture — plans a free screening at 7 p.m. Saturday at the historic depot, 50 Rainier Blvd. N.

Filmgoers should batten down the hatches for “The Lady from Shanghai” — the Orson Welles-directed tale about Mike O’Hara (Welles), a crewmember on a yacht. Sparks fly between O’Hara and a married woman, Rosalie (Rita Hayworth). The hall-of-mirrors sequence at the end of the film is classic Welles.

Since the Films @ the Train Depot! program launched in October 2009, it has featured a series of train-themed films, films set in Washington and noir classics.

Free film noir thriller plays at depot Saturday night

October 8, 2010

NEW — 8 a.m. Oct. 8, 2010

The popular film series at the Issaquah Train Depot returns Saturday night.

Films @ the Train Depot! — sponsored by the city Arts Commission and the King County cultural agency, 4Culture — plans a free screening of “The Third Man” at 7 p.m. at the historic depot, 50 Rainier Blvd. N.

“The Third Man” features the tale of unemployed pulp novelist Holly Martins (Joseph Cotten) after a friend Harry (Orson Welles) dies in a truck accident. In World War II-ravaged Vienna, Holly slowly uncovers startling revelations about Harry’s life.

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4Culture offers opportunity to artists

October 5, 2010

Are you an artist or company who makes work in unexpected places? Do you have an artwork or performance work you’ve always wanted to create and perform in a park, shopping mall, public square, street corner or storefront window? If this sounds like you, apply for 4Culture’s 2011 SITE-SPECIFIC program here.

Who’s News

October 5, 2010

Puyallup Fair announces local winners

The following local residents were honored during competitions at the Puyallup Fair:

  • Stephanie Busch, of Sammamish, was named to the Champion Intermediate Equine Judging County Team.
  • Jaqueline Reeve, of Issaquah, placed seventh in the Intermediate Western Games Fit & Show.
  • Lauren Molina, of Sammamish, was a reserve champion for the Senior Harness/Dressage/Fences Fit & Show.
  • Haley Davies, of Renton, placed fifth in the Senior Saddle Seat Equitation.
  • Michelle Fredrickson, of Issaquah, was a champion in the Senior Cavy Fit & Show.
  • Margaret Edwards, of Issaquah, was a champion in the Intermediate Cavy Fit & Show.
  • Katherine Miotke, of Issaquah, received Best of Breed: Coronet Cavy.

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Artists seek inspiration on King County’s trails

September 28, 2010

Paul Rucker performs an outdoor concert at Rattlesnake Lake, the southernmost point of the Snoqualmie Valley trail. By Heather Dwyer

As Seattle artists Stokely Towles, Susan Robb and Paul Rucker learned this summer, beauty and uniqueness can be found right in one’s very own backyard.

Since April, the three local, interdisciplinary artists have been exploring the King County trail system as inspiration for their art. Along the way, they have been learning and creating a series of artworks on the trails.

Each of them first responded to an invitation put out last December by 4Culture. The invitation called for artists who were interested in working with the parks department in creating work on the regional trail system.

“Our mission was to explore the King County trail system,” Towles said. “Each of us has different ways of doing that.”

Towles explored the system by interviewing people and using their unique reasons and stories as his inspiration.

“People have all kinds of different reasons,” he said. “One man was bipolar and his mind was always on fire. Even just walking a few hundred yards helped to calm his mind.”

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Catch ‘Roman Holiday’ for free at the depot

September 11, 2010

NEW — 2 p.m. Sept. 11, 2010

The popular film series at the Issaquah Train Depot returns Saturday night.

Films @ the Train Depot! — sponsored by the city Arts Commission and the King County cultural agency, 4Culture — plans a free screening of “Roman Holiday” at 7 p.m. at the historic depot, 50 Rainier Blvd. N.

“Roman Holiday” features Audrey Hepburn as a princess in Rome and Gregory Peck as a tabloid journalist.

Since the program launched last October, Films @ the Train Depot! has featured series of train-themed films, films set in Washington and noir classics.

Artist installs crochet exhibit in trees near Pickering Barn

August 20, 2010

NEW — 8 a.m. Aug. 20, 2010

Look up, into the tree branches, along Issaquah Creek near Pickering Barn. Yarn crocheted into intricate patterns stretches from trunk to trunk — a visual representation of the nearby creek.

Seattle fiber artist Mandy Greer started to install the piece — called “Mater Matrix Mother and Medium,” or “MMMM” — earlier this week. The recycled fabric and yarn stretches for 300 feet.

The city Arts Commission and the King County cultural affairs agency, 4Culture, cosponsored the installation. The work remains on display through late September.

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