Improvement Club
Northwest Film Forum
Seattle, WA
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Improvement Club
Music Movies

Dec 13 - Dec 19

(Dayna Hanson, 2012, United States, DCP, 98 min)

Friday, Dec 13 at 07:00PM
Friday, Dec 13 at 09:00PM
Saturday, Dec 14 at 07:00PM
Saturday, Dec 14 at 09:00PM
Sunday, Dec 15 at 07:00PM
Sunday, Dec 15 at 09:00PM
Monday, Dec 16 at 07:00PM
Monday, Dec 16 at 09:00PM
Tuesday, Dec 17 at 07:00PM
Tuesday, Dec 17 at 09:00PM
Wednesday, Dec 18 at 07:00PM
Wednesday, Dec 18 at 09:00PM
Thursday, Dec 19 at 07:00PM
Thursday, Dec 19 at 09:00PM

Equal parts musical comedy, dance film and mockumentary, Improvement Club is a delightful new film that traces a Seattle performance group's attempt to probe the failings of the American Revolution. When the ensemble loses its shot at a New York premiere, their wish for an audience takes them to the backwoods of the Pacific Northwest on what becomes a surreal quest for trust, togetherness and the meaning of artistic struggle.

Loosely inspired by the creation of Gloria's Cause, a live, dance-driven rock musical by Seattle artist Dayna Hanson, Improvement Club takes an approach to narrative that borrows freely from dance theatermusical tropes (via interludes which punctuate the story). Dialogue gives way to songs, dance breaks and dreamy visual ideas. The film swoops from profoundly human, everyday situations to soaring flights of the imagination and back again in a kaleidoscopic story of love, loss and freedom.

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


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