Posted: Thursday, May 05, 2005

JUMP to host short-film fest on Mount Roberts

JUNEAU -The Juneau Underground Motion Picture (JUMP) Society will host "Movies on the Mountain," a free 100-minute short-film collection at 7:15 p.m. Friday at Goldbelt's Chilkat Theatre on top of Mount Roberts.

The program was hand-picked by Warren Etheredge, the founding faculty member of The Film School (Seattle) and curator of the One Reel Film Festival at Bumbershoot.

Seating is limited to 120 for Friday's show. Free tickets are available at Lucid Reverie, in the Emporium Mall, and get you admission, plus passage up and down the Mount Roberts Tram. Tram service will start at 7 p.m.

Donations will be accepted, but are not expected. For more information, visit

Etheredge hosted a workshop last December with JUMP and will cover more in-depth topics on Saturday and Sunday.

From noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Silverbow, he will talk about planning, developing and cutting short films. Sunday, from noon to 4 at the Silverbow Inn, he will discuss directing.

Salsa Borealis to play final shows with Bucy

JUNEAU -Salsa Borealis has two shows this week - the band's last (for a while) with trombonist Mike Bucy. He and his wife, Marta Lastufka, are moving to Anchorage for the summer, then heading to music school at an undetermined location.

Bucy moved to Juneau from Anchorage in 2001 and joined Salsa Borealis late that year.

"I came here and I didn't like Juneau," Bucy said. "I didn't like the weather, and it was so dark. I came because my wife loves it here. I came down to get married and try it out. This year at the Folk Fest, I just realized what a great community it is and how many friends we've got and what great quality people are here. I'm going to miss it. I think we'll come back."

The band will play a Cinco de Mayo party at 8 p.m. Thursday at the Imperial, and at 8 p.m. Friday at the Hangar.

Coincidentally, the Hangar was the first place Bucy ever played in Juneau. First Trax, a reggae-ska band in Anchorage, flew down to play in 2000.

"It was a New Year's party, and I was playing, and I hit somebody in the head with my slide," Bucy said.

In Anchorage, Bucy also played with Hector Ortiz's Conexion Latina Orchestra.

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