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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.

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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...

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SIFF World Premiere: The Fabulous Allan Carr

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

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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...

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“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...

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KEDi: Stray Cats Strut in Istanbul

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

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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 new film "Microbe and Gasoline" follows "two teenage misfits—Microbe, an artist, and Gasoline, a mechanic—on an unconventional road trip through the French countryside in a homemade house on wheels." Opens July 29, 2016 at SIFF Cinema Uptown.

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...

Angela DiMarco stars in the locally made "Brides To Be" debuting at the "Twist of Pride Film Festival" this Friday, June 17, 2016.

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...

Dear Ms Dinosaur: Please eat the kids.

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...

The horror sci fi film "Circle" made its world debut at SIFF 2015.

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....

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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...

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“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....

Luis Alberti and Elmer Bäck as Eisenstein star in Peter Greenaway's new film, "Eisenstein in Guanajuato" which screens at the Seattle International Film Festival June 6 & 7, 2015.

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

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

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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...

"Clipped Wings" is the locally made film about the Boy Scouts ban on gay members and part of the "Come As You Are" program at NFFTY. The film screens Sunday, April 26, 2015 at The Uptown.

NFFTY 2015 Includes Films By/About Queer Youth

April 22, 2015 • SIFF might be right around the corner, but before that juggernaut...

The Schultz Brothers, Dave and Mark, and the actors who portrayed them in "Foxcatcher", Channing Tatum (Mark) and Mark Ruffalo (Dave).

“Foxcatcher” and Gay (Undertone) Cinema

April 9, 2015 • What is gay cinema? It seems like a simple question, but try to give...

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#RockFilmsForTed

March 27, 2015 • Imagine a Republican candidate for President who embraces country...

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HBO’s “The Jinx”….Documentary Cinema That Makes The News

March 19, 2015 • If you love documentary films, watch HBO’s The Jinx (2015),...

The Corpse of Anna Fritz is a film screening at SXSW 2015.

Women In Trouble at SXSW 2015 (and Beyond)

March 13, 2015 • SXSW 2015 begins today (March 13, 2015), and if you head over to...