The Seasoned Ticket #139

Robert Horton is a Scarecrow board member and a longtime film critic. He will be contributing a series of “critic’s notes” to the Scarecrow blog—a chance to highlight worthy films playing locally and connecting them to the riches of Scarecrow’s collection.

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William Kennedy: Gentleman, Scholar, and Cinephile of Cinephiles

Bill in his natural habitat (a movie theater lobby). Photo by Cris Munson.

by Tony Kay

The passing of William Kennedy—gentleman, scholar, longtime Scarecrow patron, and one of Seattle’s most dedicated cineastes—represents an irreplaceable loss to Seattle’s film scene.

Bill’s presence during indie theater screenings was as ubiquitous as it was welcome. With his bright eyes, genial smile, professorial wardrobe, and a different book seemingly surgically attached to his hand every time I saw him, he felt (in his own humbly low-key way) damn near iconic to me. He was also my friend, and I miss him sorely.

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The Seasoned Ticket #138

Robert Horton is a Scarecrow board member and a longtime film critic. He will be contributing a series of “critic’s notes” to the Scarecrow blog—a chance to highlight worthy films playing locally and connecting them to the riches of Scarecrow’s collection.

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The Seasoned Ticket #137

Robert Horton is a Scarecrow board member and a longtime film critic. He will be contributing a series of “critic’s notes” to the Scarecrow blog—a chance to highlight worthy films playing locally and connecting them to the riches of Scarecrow’s collection.

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New Releases for June 1!

It’s New Release Tuesday! This week we’ve got new animation from Genndy Tartakovsky, a bunch of vintage titles from Kino, a classic Aussie biker movie, a new box set of films from a legendary DIY low-budget Wisconsin genre filmmaker, and lots more. 

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