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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July 30, 2014 8:00 PM - July 31, 2014 8:00 PM

Carlos is a catch. Handsome, well-coiffed, chivalrous and the best tailor in Granada, he also has a proclivity for murdering and eating women. As Joe E. Lewis once said: "nobody's perfect."
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Llyn Foulkes One Man Band

August 01, 2014 8:00 PM - August 07, 2014 8:00 PM

At age 70, L.A. painter and one-man-band musician Llyn Foulkes struggles to be remembered. As he finishes two paintings (one that cost him his marriage), he feverishly works to create deep, three-dimensional 'pictures' that layer real objects and shadows. When no one attends his New York exhibition of new work, he blames himself.
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Members Only: August + September Season Launch Party

August 04, 2014 7:00 PM

Season Launch Member Event
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Hiatus: A Stewart-Sekuler Send-Off

August 04, 2014 8:00 PM

Home is where the art is, or at least that's been the case for Shannon Stewart and Adam Sekuler. These two beloved staples of the Seattle film and music scenes have offered homes for works by filmmakers, dancers, musicians, performers, and artists, in Seattle and across the country, for over a decade.
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Double Play: James Benning and Richard Linklater

August 08, 2014 8:00 PM - August 14, 2014 8:00 PM

The oeuvres of experimental filmmaker James Benning and indie mainstay Richard Linklater might not appear to have much in common, but they share a decades-old friendship that began when Linklater asked Benning to show his films at the Austin Film Society.
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Keaton on Film

August 08, 2014 8:00 PM

An evening of beloved Buster Keaton films, hosted by local Keaton enthusiast Robert Spector and featuring live accompaniment for Cops and The Playhouse by Jen Gilleran (percussion) and Christian Pincock (trombone/effects) of GRID.
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August 09, 2014 8:00 PM

Director Beth B takes us into the 21st century underground and reveals a secret world where cutting-edge performers are taking hold of a formerly taboo art form, Burlesque, and driving it to new frontiers of satire, parody, and transgression.
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Gustafer Yellowgold

August 10, 2014 11:00 AM

Bring the little ones out for a sunny morning presentation of Gustafer Yellowgold! The creation of kindie rock star Morgan Taylor, this multimedia show tells the tale of groovy Gustafer, a yellow, cone-headed fellow who came from the sun and landed in Minnesota.
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August 13, 2014 8:00 PM

The opening credits for Utopia read: "Except for some additional ambience, the entire sound track of this film has been taken (without permission) from: Ernesto Che Guevara, the Bolivian Journal. A film by Richard Dindo. The images were found in the desert landscape from Death Valley south to, and crossing, the Mexican border."
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Je T'aime, Je T'aime

August 15, 2014 8:00 PM - August 17, 2014 8:00 PM

In tribute to the great French auteur, who passed away this year, we present a new 35mm print of his only sci-fi film. As in Chris Marker's La Jetée, in Je t'aime a man is selected to travel back in time. The time machine malfunctions and the man finds himself trapped in his own scattered memory. As he re-lives moments of bliss and tragedy from past relationships, the line between dream and flashback becomes distorted in this cerebral time travel romance.
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37 Days: The Road to WWI

August 17, 2014 3:00 PM

This three-part BBC political thriller follows the catastrophic chain of events which led from the assassination of the archduke Franz Ferdinand on 28 June 1914, to the declaration of war between Britain and Germany on the 4th of August.
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Churchill's First World War

August 18, 2014 7:00 PM

At the outbreak of War, Britain's First Lord of the Admiralty39-year-old Winston Churchilldreams of winning fame and glory. But when the disastrous Battle of Gallipoli leads to his disgrace and eventual resignation, he sets his sights on redemption.
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August 22, 2014 8:00 PM - August 24, 2014 8:00 PM

The film selected to represent Mexico for the Best Foreign Picture at the Academy Awards is a melancholic, visceral, unflinching rumination on the brutality of the drug war, and the perseverance of one family that is inadvertently drawn into it.
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The Strange Little Cat

August 22, 2014 8:00 PM - August 28, 2014 8:00 PM

Developed in a workshop with Bela Tarr, and loosely adapted from Franz Kafka's Metamorphosis, Ramon Zürcher's feature debut turns the domestic drama formula inside out by playfully unearthing the everyday rituals of a family of ten in a Berlin flat. An impressive exercise in structural playfulness, Zürcher subverts not only narrative conventions, but the norms of sound design and editing. Drawing comparisons to auteurs ranging from Chantal Ackerman to Jacques Tati to Bresson to Ozu, Zürcher infuses the mundanity of the domestic sphere with comedic touches and sinister flairs.
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Expedition to the End of the World

August 29, 2014 8:00 PM - September 04, 2014 8:00 PM

In 2011, a crew of scientists and artists, including a marine biologist, environmental geochemist, archaeologist, two painters and a film crew, boarded a three mast schooner and set out for the rugged fjords of Northeast Greenland. Their mission? Simply to explore.
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No No: A Dockumentary

September 05, 2014 8:00 PM - September 11, 2014 8:00 PM

On June 12, 1970, Dock Ellis threw a no-hitter for the Pittsburgh Pirateswhile tripping on LSD. Known for wearing curlers under his baseball cap and refusing to accept the second-class treatment African Americans so often faced in the league, Dock was an outspoken leader of a new wave of civil rights in sports. Called the "Muhammad Ali of Baseball," the press labeled him a militant.
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Puget Soundtrack: Vox Mod

September 13, 2014 8:00 PM

Join us for the kickoff of our new Music Movies series, Puget Soundtrack, where we invite Seattle musicians and bands to create a live score for a film of their choosing.
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Annual Members Meeting

September 22, 2014 6:00 PM

Members, join us as we vote on our board of directors, discuss the state of the organization and local filmmaking, network with other filmmakers and film lovers, and enjoy a drink. This is your chance to guide the direction of Northwest Film Forum, meet the board and staff, and hear about the year past and the year ahead. All current members are welcome to attend.
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