From Twin Peaks to Twilight, from Practical Magic to Portlandia!, Filmlandia! highlights more than 200 film and television entertainments created and centered in Seattle, Portland, and the greater Pacific Northwest, extensively researched and curated by culture writer David Schmader.
The Pacific Northwest has a thriving, rich film culture, and it’s finally celebrated in a guide as visually arresting and compelling as the films and television themselves. Author David Schmader put in a lot of screen time watching movies and TV shows, and the result is more than 200 entries that feature hilarious and insightful synopses, behind-the-scene facts and trivia, and regional scenic highlights. Sidebars showcase filmmakers like Gus Van Sant and Lynn Shelton, the television shows that shaped the public’s perception of the region (such as Twin Peaks, Shrill, and Portlandia!), documentaries, queer cinema, silent films, Vancouver-shot imposters, and more. This is a book for any cinephile, but for those who love and live in the PNW, it’s an absolute must-have.