Northwest Film Forum


Northwest Film Forum is Seattle's premier film arts organization, screening over 200 independently made and classic films annually, offering a year-round schedule of filmmaking classes for all ages, and supporting filmmakers at all stages of their careers.

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UCLA Festival of Preservation: My Best Girl

May 06, 2016 7:30 PM

Sam Taylor, United States, 1927, 35mm, 90 min
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Puget Soundtrack: Erin Jorgenson Presents Daisies

May 07, 2016 8:00 PM

The singular 1966 dark feminist comedy from the Czech Republic earned director Vra Chytilová a decade-long filmmaking ban in her country. Erin Jorgensen brings new musical life to this classic with a live marimba score.
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Branded To Kill

May 11, 2016 7:00 PM

This fractured film noir is the final provocation that got Suzuki fired from Nikkatsu Studios, simultaneously making him a counterculture hero and putting him out of work for a decade. An anarchic send-up of B movie clichés, it stars Jo Shishido as an assassin who gets turned on by the smell of cooking rice, and whose failed attempt to kill a victim (a butterfly lands on his gun) turns him into a target himself. Perhaps Suzukis most famous film, it has been cited as an influence by filmmakers such as Quentin Tarantino, Jim Jarmusch, Park Chan-wook, and John Woo, as well as the composer John Zorn, who called it a cinematic masterpiece that transcends its genre.
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UCLA Festival of Preservation: Spring Night, Summer Night

May 13, 2016 7:30 PM

(J.L. Anderson, United States, 1967, 35mm, 82 min)
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I Am Thalente

May 16, 2016 7:00 PM

Natalie Johns, United States, 2015, 80 min
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Chat Room

May 18, 2016 6:30 PM

Chat Room is a quarterly forum on art in the age of the Internet, with a new topic for each edition. Chat Room aims to demystify the fundamental questions about art and its broader place in society through presentations, videos, and candid discussion. Join us for this special installment of Chat Room, on Net Art Aesthetics.
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May 19, 2016 8:00 PM

Prince, US, 1986, 98 min
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UCLA Festival of Preservation: Men In War

May 20, 2016 7:30 PM

(Anthony Mann, United States, 1957, 35mm, 102 min)
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Belladonna of Sadness

May 20, 2016 8:00 PM - May 26, 2016 8:00 PM

Based on a 1812 French history of witchcraft and the occult, produced by the grandfather of Japanese anime, and considered one of the most anticipated restorations of 2016, Belladonna of Sadness is the final film in the Animerama trilogy (Metropolis, Astro Boy).
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Moomins on the Riviera

May 21, 2016 1:00 PM - May 22, 2016 1:00 PM

The Moomins, Snorkmaiden and Little My, in search of adventures, set sail for the Riviera. After a journey fraught with menacing storms and desert island dangers, Moominpappa befriends an aristocrat and adopts the name "de Moomin." That sends an exasperated Moominmamma to the relative calm of their trusty old boat, to wait for her family to come to their senses.This gorgeously hand drawn animation feature, celebrating Tove Jansson's beloved comic strips, has charmed audiences worldwide with its messages of cross-cultural understanding and finding joy in the small things of family life.
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You're Looking at Country: Tough Love (Parenting Edition)

May 21, 2016 7:30 PM

Forget Dr. Spock! For the sake of the children, we urge you to attend this master class in parenting
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Die Schattenparker

May 22, 2016 2:00 PM

Co-presented with Zeitgeist Northwest Seattle Chapter
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Women on the Brink: Voice and Vision

May 26, 2016 7:00 PM

WOMEN ON THE BRINK is a multidisciplinary group show curated by Tracy Rector. Rector chose the word brink for connotations of both peril and promise, the notion that some dramatic change is imminent. This is a show about women or the feminine we all encompass and transformation. Rector is a producer, a director, a curator, a film programmer, and an arts advocate. She is executive director of Longhouse Media and serves on the Seattle Arts Commission. She received the Horace Mann Award for her work in utilizing media for social justice. Women on the Brink includes installation, film, photography, visual art, music, and literary arts, and will be up May 12- June 4 at Vermillion Art Gallery & Bar.
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UCLA Festival of Preservation: The Long Voyage Home

May 27, 2016 7:30 PM

(John Ford, United States, 1940, 35mm, 103 min)
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Silver Ochre: Who Are Us 2016

May 28, 2016 8:00 PM

Through a series of 'moving stills', accompanied by a live original soundtrack and field recordings, Silver Ochre illustrates the immense cultural variety of early 21st century America captured by two perpetually traveling artists. Their intention is to wake up each day to experience this country as it is in this moment in time. A quest guided by questions with no precise answers: Who Are US? How do we find out? From March 31st to November 8th, Thollem Electric and ACVilla will be touring the lower 48 states. They kick off the tour in Albuquerque at Guild Cinema, screening the initial version of the movie which concentrates on the state of New Mexico. As the duo travels around the country, they will be recording moments and places in each state, weaving the new footage into the original version of the film. With every performance on this tour, Silver Ochre will represent a greater diversity of this crazy amazing country, eventually interweaving myriad aspects of all 48 states. Thollem's devised a unique approach to the sonic accompaniment that allows him to respond as the movie changes from one screening to the next. The score mixes influences and inspirations from the diversity of music and sound he's experienced throughout his long-time travels around this extremely varied country. Thollem and ACVilla will facilitate a Q&A/Discussion with the audience.
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June 01, 2016 8:00 PM - June 05, 2016 8:30 PM

Fritz Lang, Germany, 1921, DCP, 94 min New restoration!
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Sweet Bean

June 02, 2016 8:15 PM - June 05, 2016 8:00 PM

Naomi Kawase, Japan, 2015, DCP, 113 min
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The Seattle Process with Brett Hamil

June 17, 2016 8:00 PM

Seattles favorite political comedy talk show continues to burrow into the psyche of a city under siege. Each live episode features interviews with local politicians, activists and artists plus performances, surprises and shocking revelations.
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The Long Haul Live

June 18, 2016 2:00 PM

Magic Mike meets The Full Monty in this experimental documentary featuring six average joes as they reinvent the limited male revue staples such as Chippendales and Thunder from Down Under. The result is the Buckaroosa theatrical cowboy western variety show seen on-screen and in person in this unique interactive screening.
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Kaili Blues

June 23, 2016 8:00 PM - June 26, 2016 8:00 PM

Bi Gan, China, 2015, DCP, 113 min
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July 07, 2016 8:00 PM - July 09, 2016 8:00 PM

Snow, cake, lighthouses, confined spaces, pockets, shadow, hands, pulse. These are the key components of PALMS, a performance that combines dance, music, poetry, and architectural design to portray the story of a wild animal turning into a woman.
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