Consuming Spirits
Northwest Film Forum
Seattle, WA
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Consuming Spirits
Feb 01 - Feb 07, 2013

(Chris Sullivan, USA, 2012, Blu-ray, 135 min)

Friday, Feb 01 at 07:00PM
Friday, Feb 01 at 09:30PM
Saturday, Feb 02 at 07:00PM
Saturday, Feb 02 at 09:30PM
Sunday, Feb 03 at 07:00PM
Sunday, Feb 03 at 09:30PM
Monday, Feb 04 at 07:00PM
Monday, Feb 04 at 09:30PM
Tuesday, Feb 05 at 07:00PM
Tuesday, Feb 05 at 09:30PM
Wednesday, Feb 06 at 07:00PM
Wednesday, Feb 06 at 09:30PM
Thursday, Feb 07 at 07:00PM
Thursday, Feb 07 at 09:30PM

A small-town Appalachian noir, a backwoods baroque, Consuming Spirits spins a narrative of three characters connected by crime and the local newspaper. Shot frame-by-frame in 16mm over the course of fifteen years, director Chris Sullivan skillfully utilizes cutout, pencil-drawn, collage, and stop-motion animationsometimes all within one scene. These variations in style are crucial to the narrative, raising the familiar hard-boiled aesthetic to new heights. Sullivan succeeds in creating with great artistry a hermetic, self-contained world emanating from his own unique and vivid imagination. Wholly original, Spirits is a stubbornly analog aesthetic that's both beautiful and unsettling.

"Every frame in Chris Sullivan's American Gothic saga aches and echoes from a place of unique artistry, meticulous craftsmanship and great imagination.  It is the little touches, the small world-building and grounding details that make Consuming Spirits feel so rich and so worthwhile. It is adult animation at its best and most unique, and a film which exudes the true spirit of American independent filmmaking."  Ben Umstead,



Northwest Film Forum (View)
1515 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
United States