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JeffCote

Jeff Coté

Website: http://letterboxd.com/jalancote/

Bio: Jeffrey Alan Coté is a writer and director based in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle. He recently graduated from the film and video studies program at Central Washington University with a minor in Women's and Gender Studies. He has five years of experience in print and radio journalism, during which he has interviewed figures such as civil rights leader Jesse Jackson and Washington state governor Jay Inslee. His short film “Speak in Rounds” won numerous scholarly awards, including the SOURCE Award for Best Creative Presentation and the CWU Arts and Humanities Undergraduate Achievement Award. Coté is also regularly engaged in social justice issues, including being part of a research team that trained educators in the treatment of trans and gender queer students for the Ellensburg School District.

Author Posts:

Celebrate Pride In Film With Three Dollar Bill Cinema

June 24, 2015 • Are the noisy street festivals and sloppy, hedonistic bar crawls not...

Inside Out 2

Pixar’s “Inside Out” Is The Best Film Of The Year…So Far

June 23, 2015 • There’s a reason why a certain segment of the film community...

SIFF 2015 Wrap-Up: The Golden Space Needle Awards…PLUS, SGS Gives Out Our Own...

June 9, 2015 • The 41st Seattle International Film Festival officially came to a...

SIFF Week 4

The Ultimate SIFF 2015 Survival Guide: Week 4

June 5, 2015 • So it’s come to this. We’ve already explored weeks one through...

ThosePeople_cover

I Didn’t Like Your Film: A Critic’s Conversation with “Those People” Director Joey...

June 4, 2015 • In the life of a film critic, you end up seeing a lot of films. I...

SIFF Week 3

The Ultimate SIFF 2015 Survival Guide: Week 3

May 30, 2015 • Guess what? It’s already week 3 at the 41st Annual Seattle International Film Festival!...

SIFF Week 2

The Ultimate SIFF 2015 Survival Guide: Week 2

May 22, 2015 • As we explored in our coverage of Week 1 of the festival,...

SIFF Week 1

The Ultimate SIFF 2015 Survival Guide: Week 1

May 14, 2015 • With tonight’s gala screening of Paul Feig’s Spy, the...

Eastern Boys

“Eastern Boys” Is A Frustrating, But Ultimately Rewarding Film

May 7, 2015 • An ocean of people shuffle about on their daily business at a train...

Fired-up carnies and psychic kidnappers: A Preview of STIFF 2015

May 4, 2015 • It’s festival season here in Seattle and the excitement is starting up in...

“Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck” Is A Painful, Uncomfortable Triumph

May 1, 2015 • There’s a certain level of fame that once its reached, your ability to be...

“A Sinner in Mecca” Is An Eye Opening, Albeit Uneven Experience

April 27, 2015 • At the start of director Parvez Sharma’s new film A Sinner in...

Noah Baumbach’s “While We’re Young” Offers A Simplistic, Bitter View Of Aging

April 15, 2015 • Aging is a universal anxiety. What our lives will look like in 5, 10...

Turning Shame into Love: A Personal Reflection on National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Month

April 14, 2015 • “If I ever got AIDS, I would kill myself.” We were lying in my...

“Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter” is a beautiful, engrossing film

April 6, 2015 • Kumiko (Rinko Kikuchi) lives by herself in a dreary Tokyo flat. Her mother...

“It Follows” Is An Unsettling, Intelligent Horror Film

March 23, 2015 • As a genre, horror is structured in such a fashion to both exploit and question...

“Cinderella” is a lively, but ultimately uninspired remake

March 18, 2015 • All the way back in 2010, director Tim Burton Tim Burton-ified his...