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By Felix Chrome & Jasmine Kozak Gilroy Spring is here! Which means it’s time for another Arts Walk, and Procession of the Species. This years events will be taking place on Friday, April 22 from 5 to 10 p.m. and Saturday, April 23 from Noon to 8 p.m. If you haven’t been to one, Arts Walk is an event that takes over downtown twice a year, closing the streets to cars so people can wander seeing art and performances by local artists on the sidewalks of Olympia and in various downtown businesses. This year’s Arts Walk boasts over 100 businesses, hosting work by local artists including Evergreen students and alum, and over 75 live performances in the downtown core. Spring Arts Walk is extra special because it also includes Procession of the Species and Luminary Procession in its festivities. Luminary Procession will take place 9:30 p.m. Friday night, and Procession of the Species will be at 4:30 p.m. the next day. Luminary Processio...

 
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Blackfish Shows at OFS

 
February 1, 2016



By Sara Fabian Let me preface this article to you by saying that I had never before seen Blackfish, in neither theaters nor on Netflix, where it was recently released for streaming view. However, I have heard many one word reviews from friends and family that seem as though they would appear in bold font on the back of the DVD case. “Intense!” one friend said. “Good, but really terrifying” said another. My dad, who’s an avid animal lover and factoid on everything national geographic, commented that it was “profoundly emotional” and “some deep dark shit.” I began to wonder if I was seeing a documentary or a psychological thriller. The blackfish movie screening was a free event, hosted by The Olympia Film Society (The OFS) which meant that I would only have to pay for popcorn, and to me that seemed truly reason enough to check it out. I arrived 30 minutes before show, grabbed my popcorn, chatted with some cool Olympia folk, and anxio...

 
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By Sara Fabien Showing at the Olympia Film Society Feb. 6 through 11 “Foxcatcher” is an intelligent drama based on a real murder case, in which a wealthy patron hired two wrestler brothers, tried to seduce and control one of them, and ended up murdering the other. It is a movie about America, about the hunger and dissatisfaction of patriotic values, but what makes it so compelling is that you don't realize it at first. Directed by Bennett Miller (“Capote,” “Moneyball”), the film is too subtle—and, frankly, too strange—to directly make a simple grand statement. And yet, when you replay it in your head later, that's the only conclusion you can draw: that it gets at the complicated, unresolved nature of American life. “Foxcatcher” takes us back to the years leading up to the 1988 Olympic games in Seoul—a time in which former gold medal wrestler Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) was still living in the shadow of his more famous gold...

 
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For the past 30 years, the Olympia Film Society has put on a film festival for the city of Olympia. The Olympia Film Festival offers up a chance to see rare and experimental films that normally wouldn’t be shown. The 10-day event takes up to five months of planning and attracts around 5,000 people a year, accord- ing to coordinator Harry Reetz. The Olympia Film Society was founded in 1980 by a group of Evergreen students and film enthusiasts, who soon put together a festival to share their enthusiasm with the world. The first Olympia Film Festival was in 1983 and has happened every year since. Past performances included “Everyone from Judy Gar- land to Jack White.” This year’s festival will open with local grunge legends Mudhoney and come to a close with a performance by comedian Hari Kondabolu. “I don’t think we’ve ever closed with a comedy show before,” Reetz said, “I like the idea of wrapping things up with laughter.” ...