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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Belladonna of Sadness

May 25, 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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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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Raiders! and the Adaptation: Double Feature

June 02, 2016 7:00 PM

Picture, if you will, a shot-for-shot remake of Raiders of the Lost Ark. The concept is outlandish enough on its own, ambitious beyond reckoning; now imagine that this project was helmed entirely by teenagers over the course of seven years. Just 12 years old when they began their amateur adaptation of Steven Spielberg's action classic, Chris Strompolos, Eric Zala and Jayson Lamb reconvened in 2014 to put the project to bed by tying up one remaining loose end: the notorious airplane scene, a duel to the death between Indiana Jones and a musclebound Nazi stooge.
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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 Song Collector

June 05, 2016 6:00 PM

Set high in the Indian Himalaya, Ladakh is home to a rich Buddhist culture and an ancient tradition of folk singing. In the 1960s as economic development thrust change upon Ladakh, Morup Namgyal, Ladakh's greatest folk artist, began his lifelong efforts to preserve his beloved folk songs. Using song as the medium, Morup and his peers sparked a social movement that would bring about profound and enduring change in Ladakh. It was a movement built on education, tradition, and preservation.
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Horror: Nightmare on Elm Street 2

June 09, 2016 7:00 PM

Jesse Walsh and his family have moved into the home of the sole survivor of Freddy Kruegers 1984 killing spree. It isnt long before Jesse is plagued with nightmares and violent urges as Freddys spirit seeks to possess his body, turning it into an instrument of MURDEROUS MAYHEM!
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June 10, 2016 8:00 PM - June 12, 2016 8:00 PM

Viktoria follows three generations of women in the final years of the Peoples Republic of Bulgaria and the early years of the new government, focusing on reluctant mother Boryana and her daughter, Viktoria, who in one of the films surreal and conceptually suggestive touches is born without an umbilical cord. Though unwanted by her mother, Viktoria is named the Socialist Bulgarias Baby of the Decade, and is showered with gifts and attention until the disintegration of the East Bloc. Despite throwing their worlds off balance, the resulting political changes also allow for the possibility of reconciliation between mother and daughter.
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Anna Nicole Smith: To The Limit

June 16, 2016 7:00 PM

Deadly ninjas, hot Vegas nights, CIA skullduggery, a coveted CD-ROM, and superstars Anna Nicole Smith and Joey Travolta fuse into a white-hot action spectacular that will take your senses TO THE LIMIT! Anna Nicole Smiths first starring film role after being named Playboys Playmate of the Year!
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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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Melodrama: Imitation of Life

June 23, 2016 7:00 PM

oap opera-esque in the absolute best sense, Douglas Sirks Imitation of Life is one of the great melodramas of the 50s, steeped in the race and class politics of the era. A white single mother in show business struggles to maintain her relationship with her daughter as she strives for stage fame; the African-American widow with whom the aspiring starlet shares an apartment has a light-skinned daughter of her own who, to her mothers dismay, longs to pass for white; the film follows the two mother-daughter relationships as they develop over several years.
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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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Schools Out Screening of Best of Childrens Film Festival Seattle 2016

June 26, 2016 1:00 PM

Ice cream sandwiches and cupcakes in the lobby before each show! Tickets $6 each per show, additional donations welcome. Sunday, June 26 at 1PM (animation program) and 2:30 PM (live action program) (Various countries, animation and live action, in English, Spanish, Russian, Tagalong and Dutch, with English subtitles). What better way to celebrate the start of summer than to see the world and feed your mind, with prizewinning and audience favorite films from Childrens Film Festival! These two screenings are also a special benefit to help send this years crop of youth jurors to the world-famous Giffoni Film Festival, in Italy, this summer an amazing experience that Northwest Film Forum has offered to youth since 2014.
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Eurovision: Iconic Song Performances

June 30, 2016 7:00 PM

Eurovision is the longest-running annual song competition in television history and one of TVs most-watched non-sports programs. The glitzy stage design, pop-anthemic performances, flamboyant costuming and dancing are delightful, breathtakingly saccharine expressions of supranational exuberance.
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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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Right Now, Wrong Then

July 14, 2016 7:30 PM - July 17, 2016 7:30 PM

Winner of the Golden Leopard, the top prize at the 68th Locarno International Film Festival, Hong Sang-soos latest film Right Now, Wrong Then is a study in honesty, sincerity, and awkwardly humorous encounters. Film director Ham Chun-su (Jung Jae-young) has been asked to present a film at a festival in Suwon, but a schedule change has left him with a whole day to kill. Drinking coffee in front of a palace, a woman catches his eye: Yoon Hee-jung (Kim Min-hee), a painter and former model who's never seen one of his films, but is nonetheless drawn to his fame. They end up spending the day together. But then, at the exact midpoint of the film, the narrative resets, replaying the day with subtle and overt differences, suggesting new meaning in the spaces in between.
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