Summer Movie Wednesdays
This summer, in association with Northwest Film Forum and Ripple Productions, West of Lenin launches a film series spotlighting independent and local filmmakers. Films will be shown Wednesdays throughout the summer, with each night featuring a short and a feature-length production.
July 18, 2012 @ 7:30pm
Walking to Werner by Linas Phillips
with short Little Red Riding Hood by SJ Chiro (www.violetfilms.com)
Documentary Walking to Werner chronicles Seattle filmmaker Phillips' pledge to walk from Seattle to the Los Angeles home of Werner Herzog, inspired by the story of Herzog once walking from Berlin to Paris to visit a friend stricken with cancer. Philips shares the touching stories and quirky characters he encounters during the journey.
Little Red Riding Hood is Chiro's first film, described as "Guy Maddin meets Miazaki with a dash of a young Michelle Yeo," and features Seattle favorite Eric Ray Anderson as The Wolf.
July 25, 2012 @ 7:30pm
Police Beat by Charles Mudede and Robinson Devor
with short Parasol by Webster Crowell
The Stranger 2010 Genius Award-winners for film, Mudede and Devor have completed two highly regarded films and are in post-production on a third. Mudede wrote and Devor directs this story loosely based on Mudede's long-running column in The Stranger by the same name, following new immigrant and Seattle bicycle cop "Z" through a week dominated by personal neuroses and littered with crime from throughout the city.
Web Crowell returns to the films series with Parasol, a short, swift, and endearing silent film about dancing bicycles, featuring Sarah Harlett and Jonah Van Spreecken.
Calimari Union by Richard Lefebvre
with short Empress of the North, a Moondoggies video by Drew Christie
August 1, 2012 @ 7:30pm
From the frenetic lunatic mind of Richard Lefebvre comes this epic remake of Aki Kaurismaki's Calimari Union. 15 guys from Seattle walk from Georgetown to Ballard to find a better life. Most of them die on the way. Featuring music from Pussy Galore, the Oblivians, the Chrome Cranks, the Blind Shake, and the Spits, just to name a few.
August 8, 2012 @ 7:30pm
The Astronomy Films of Jose Francisco Salgado (www.baileysalgadoproject.com)
Jose Francisco Salgado is an astronomer and visual artist at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago and uses his skills in astronomy, education, and visual arts to create multimedia works that communicate science in engaging ways. He is currently producing new science and symphony films and collaborating with musician/composer Tom Bailey (formerly of British pop group Thompson Twins) under the moniker Bailey-Salgado Project (BSP).
West of Lenin Theater (View)
203 N. 36th Street
Seattle, WA 98103
|Minimum Age: 21|