Local Art News
Gargoyles Announcements – January 2015 Art Show – Echi Carnivale – Opening Reception Friday, January 16th 6:00-9:00pm
Krab Jab Studio Presents: Assemblage artist Yvette Endrijautzki – Divine and Sacred Sat, January 10, 6:00 PM
Urban Light Studios Art Walk: “Elle Hanley Solo Exhibition” & “Days of Olde” Closing Reception – 1.9.15 6-10PM
Bainbridge Island writer Jonathan Evison's bittersweet 2012 novel "The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving" is about to get a much wider audience - it's being made into a movie starring Paul Rudd, an actor best known for his roles in comedies such as "Knocked Up" and "Clueless."
Evison's book told the story of Ben Benjamin, a young father grappling with unimaginable loss who becomes a caregiver to a teenager with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Deeply scarred by their own experiences, the two eventually form a close bond. Loosely based on experiences in Evison's own life, the movie will begin filming in Atlanta in January, according to the entertainment magazine Variety.
Rob Burnett, executive producer of “The Late Show With David Letterman,” will direct, and is adapting the script. Evison said he has not been involved in writing the screenplay. Some changes have been made to the story, but "I think the movie will capture the spirit of the book, and that's what's most important to me ," he wrote in an e-mail.
"Revised Fundamentals" might seem like an unlikely film candidate, given its tough material, but reviews of the novel noted that it had a big heart. "'The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving" deals with sorrow and disability and all the things that can go wrong in life. But mostly Evison has given us a salty-sweet story about absorbing those hits and taking a risk to reach beyond them. What a great ride," said the Seattle Times review.
A new Kurt Cobain documentary, made with support of members of Cobain’s family, will appear on HBO on May 4.
“Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck” dives into the late Nirvana frontman’s home movies, recordings, artwork, journals and more – including material never-before-seen by the public, according to HBO.
Cobain’s daughter, Frances Bean Cobain, is an executive producer of the film; Brett Morgen (“The Kid Stays in the Picture”) directs. The movie will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival later this month.
Northwest African American Museum and the Seattle People of Color Salon–#Black Lives Matter–Thursday January 15th!
Today The Seattle Times heard from Desireé Flores, a 22-year-old singer who lives on Joint Base Lewis-McChord with her family. Flores recently auditioned in San Francisco for "American Idol"; here's a snippet of her moment in front of the judges:
A self-described "army brat," Flores says "music has gotten me through the rough patches of always moving and also ... it gave me the confidence to chase after my dream."
"American Idol's" 14th season debuts Jan. 7-8 on FOX.