On April 2nd and 3rd, The First Annual DiveBarFilmFest(DBFF) celebrates Seattle's legendary dive bars with a lineup of visceral short films from distinctly talented local and international directors. A joint collaboration of Rainier Beer, "Drinking & Diving" author Mike Seely, and core members of the Seattle filmmaking community. With nearly a dozen of Seattle's most venerable/notorious dive bars closing in just the past six months(The Canterbury, The Comet, Moon Temple, Streamline Tavern, and The Hurricane) DBFF strives to celebrate and support the immeasurable importance of the local neighborhood drinking holes and diners that represent true Seattle.
Film highlights include Joseph Peirce's amazing "The Pub"(UK), "Black & Blue" featuring Seattle's Prom Queen, Brandon Bloch's stunning "Dive Art"(NY), and Patrick Bieseman's Bukowski adaptation, "Nirvana".
In addition, Seattle filmmaker David Culp will be remembered with a short program of his iconic 1980's television commercials for Ivar's and Rainier Beer. Culp also was at the forefront of film academia in Washington, helping form the curriculum for both UW and Seattle Film Institute.
Rainier Beer will be providing complimentary Rainier Beer and special gifts at all event afterparties.
The Grand Illusion Cinema (View)
1403 NE 50th St
Seattle, WA 98105