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JohnBoucher

John Boucher

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Bio: John Boucher is a transmedia artist who works in text, image, and sound; a filmmaker who has written, directed, produced, and edited several films; the editor of the Seattle-based indie feature film Heart Breaks Open; the former assistant to screenwriter Stewart Stern at TheFilmSchool; a scholar who holds two film degrees from Seattle Central College and The Evergreen State College, and an MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics from The University of Washington Bothell; and a critic who harbors conflicted opinions about nearly everything.

Author Posts:

“Amplify Her” Documents Women In Electonica With Art and Sound

October 25, 2017 • We live in a society of almost total media saturation. What once was...

Dalida: A Dark Beauty Screening At SIFF’s French Film Now

September 29, 2017 • I want to start this film comment with complete candor: To my shame, I had no idea who the...

Boys Don’t Always Work It Out: “Beach Rats” Is Not A Mindless Beefcake...

September 8, 2017 • Beach Rats is a new film from writer/director Eliza Hittman that delivers a...

SIFF World Premiere: The Fabulous Allan Carr

May 19, 2017 • Director Jeffrey Schwarz returns to SIFF with the world premiere of...

Talking To Director Barak Heymann About The Documentary “Who’s Gonna Love Me...

March 23, 2017 • In part one of this two-part film spotlight, I commented on Who’s Gonna Love Me Now?, a...

“Who’s Gonna Love Me Now?” Is A Powerful Look At A Gay Israeli...

March 22, 2017 • The Seattle Jewish Film Festival begins on March 25th, and one selection of particular...

KEDi: Stray Cats Strut in Istanbul

March 8, 2017 • “Cats … have seen empires rise and fall.” It is with this epic...

Kiss Me Kill Me: A Guilty Pleasure?

December 5, 2016 • Rule number one in gay cinema: Never fall in love with Brian Kinney. Brian Kinney is the...

Michel Gondry’s “Microbe et Gasoil”: Eternal Becoming of the Unfinished Mind

July 20, 2016 • In the shallowest assessment, Microbe et Gasoil is a coming-of-age...

Two Weddings and Some Funerals: “Brides to Be” and “Honeyglue” Open This Friday

June 16, 2016 • Two new independent films open this weekend and both of them deal with unique...

Jurassic World: Land of the Lost And The Stupidly Edible

July 8, 2015 • Where conflict is absent, so too, usually, is story. As a commonly...

Circle: Back to Thought-Provoking Sci-Fi…Producer/Actor Michael Nardelli Talks To SGS

June 2, 2015 • Dig if you will the picture of you and I waking up in a black void....

Hey! Bike Ridin’ Hippies of Seattle! SIFF Has A Movie For You: “Personal...

May 16, 2015 • Hey Seattle, what’s up? Did you ride your bike today? Why not...

“Tab Hunter: Confidential” Gets Up Close With The Golden Boy Icon Who Came...

May 15, 2015 • Tab Hunter is gay. I hope that doesn’t come as a surprise to my mother....

SIFF Preview: Peter Greenaway’s “Eisenstein In Guanajuato”

May 6, 2015 • The Seattle International Film Festival began, for the press, on...

Avengers: Age of Ultron Features The Stabby Banter & Good Hair You Expect...

May 5, 2015 • Avengers: Age of Ultron improves on its predecessor in many ways, and...