2010, the Year of the Pacific Ocean

As year end lists roll in this New Year's Eve a pattern seems to be emerging- the Westcoast loved Gravity (our movie, not the scientific theory of course)! Jonathan Marlow, who we briefly met in the Telegraph Hill section of the Bay area (That's right! Where those wild parrots live!) added Gravity to his Top Ten Narrative Film list of 2010 on the San Fran Film Society's year end list round up! Speaking of Mr. Marlow (No! Not Philip!) check out his site Fandor (whose clandestine name had been decided on the very day we met up with him, you could visibly see him biting his tongue to keep his new venture's namesake a secret)! It is a streaming movie network for the best of alternative, international, classic & just plain great films- if our internet was faster I think I would have a Fandor problem! The Bay Area Reporter gave some Nervousfilms love as well naming Brent Green an "Artist to Watch" for 2011, which is pretty exciting too...!

Overall the Westcoast has treated us well this year- between Bad Lit (located on the web but centralized in sunny Los Angeles California), these San Fran rounds of applause, the amazing last show of 2010 in San Diego (Which we even got an awesome review from...?) and our beautiful stay in Oregon I am hoping more Westcoast time can be had in 2011! Here is a pic of the farthest South & North we made it along the Pacific coast and to think: I had never seen that Ocean until this year! Happy New Year!



Donna K. is a recent transplant to the Midwest where she can be found exploring culture at large through film programming, writing and her general interest in the world- both on and offline.