Every Wednesday for the next few weeks, Fremont performance space West of Lenin transforms into a cinema, to screen a series of films from Northwest filmmakers.
Tonight brings Walking to Werner, the documentary by (Stranger Genius Award winner) Linas Phillips. Here's what former film editor Annie Wagner wrote about it:
Walking to Werner This locally produced documentary starts out as a thought experiment gone crazily real: Filmmaker Linas Phillips resolves to walk from Seattle to Los Angeles to meet his hero Werner Herzog (a big fan of pedestrian voyages himself). But as Phillips starts his pilgrimage, the larger-than-life characters he meets share increasingly intimate secrets and beliefs, and the movie turns into a wonderfully blunt exploration of the varieties of religious experience in America. Voiceover from Herzog, reappropriated from the audio commentaries on his DVDs, provides a sort of ad-hoc gospel, at times hilariously tongue-in-cheek, and at times meditative and earnest.
Future Wednesdays bring Robinson Devor and Charles Mudede's Police Beat, along with works by Stranger Genius Award winner Web Crowell and Stranger Genius nominee Drew Christie. Full schedule and info here.