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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October 21, 2014 7:00 PM

An "existentiabsurdist" film loosely based on Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot, Beket takes place in a no-man's land outside of time, when mankind no longer inhabits the planet.
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Stations of the Elevated

October 21, 2014 7:00 PM

Among the first-ever documentations of graffiti on film, Stations of the Elevated weaves together vivid images of elevated subway trains crisscrossing New York City's gritty urban landscape. With a complex soundtrack that combines the ambient sounds of the city with the music of Charles Mingus and Aretha Franklin, Stations of the Elevated captures the height of the 1970s graffiti movement in New York, featuring the work of early legends including Lee, Fab 5 Freddy, Shadow, Daze, Kase, Butch, Blade, Slave, 12 T2B, Ree, and Pusher.
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October 22, 2014 7:00 PM

Videoasis is a celebration of music videos and the artists who make them. Our quarterly showcase is a thematic mixture of locally made videos, some new, and some definite throwbacks. The next installment will be a mixture of dark, sexy and creepy pieces for Halloween. Curated by Bobby McHugh and Sharlese Metcalf, Videoasis is brought to you by KEXP, World Famous & Northwest Film Forum. KEXP DJs will be spinning in the lobby before and after the screening!
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Swim Little Fish Swim

October 24, 2014 8:00 PM - October 30, 2014 8:00 PM

Inspired by New York filmmakers Jim Jarmusch, John Cassavetes and Spike Lee, and by their own experiences of the city, French filmmakers Ruben Amar and Lola Bessis have crafted a delightfully engrossing domestic drama for their feature debut.
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Sound of Redemption: The Frank Morgan Story

October 25, 2014 3:00 PM

Frank Morgan was a prodigal alto sax player who, like so many of his fellow musicians of the era, saw his career plagued by drug addiction. What sets Frank apart is not just his exceptionally beautiful, classic alto playing, but also the amazing fact that he survived 30 years of revolving door incarceration and drug abuse, and went on to a much heralded comeback career in the last 22 years of his life. Frank's story is one of brilliant promise in his youth, a journey through the depths of hell and redemption through his art.
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The Crow + Supertrash

October 29, 2014 8:00 PM - October 31, 2014 8:00 PM

Celebrating the release of the new Fantagraphics book by Jacques Boyreau, SuperTrash: Hermaphro Chic, Movie Fetish, 21st Century Anxiety, we present a twentieth anniversary of beloved cult classic The Crow, based on James O'Barr's comic book and starring Brandon Lee.
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The Vanquishing of the Witch Baba Yaga

November 01, 2014 5:00 PM

An iconic fairy tale reveals its philosophical roots (and ripple effects) in this journey deep into the forest. The widely-known Eastern European folk tale of Baba Yaga tells of a witch with a cabin on chicken's legs, and a penchant for children's flesh. But Yaga's world took on new meaning during wartime, when those who once feared her began to flee into the woods in search of refuge.
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Surviving Cliffside

November 02, 2014 5:00 PM

Surviving Cliffside opens with a title card that reads, "dedicated to my homestate of West Virginia and all her complexities, contradictions, and immense beauty." Those complexities and contradictions are explored through tender contemplation and unconventional narrative structure in this rare portrait of rural West Virginia.
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In Media Res

November 03, 2014 7:00 PM

In the 1950s, Portuguese architect Manuel Tainha grew up as a young architect in Lisbon's exciting modernist movement, and later became an acclaimed professor, going on to create work that subverted established standards for architectural form.
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November 04, 2014 7:00 PM

Both timely and timeless, Maidan captures the massive public demonstrations in late 2013 and early 2014 that catalyzed the Ukranian Revolution and deepened rifts between Russia and the West. Director Sergei Loznitsa (My Joy, In the Fog) lets the people speak for themselves, opting for long static shots and refraining from imposing voice over narration or traditional interviews.
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Song From the Forest

November 05, 2014 7:00 PM

As a young man, burgeoning musicologist Louis Sarno was gripped by a Bayaka pygmies song he heard on the radio. After researching the song's homeland, he traveled to the rainforest of the Central African Republic to learn more. 25 years later, he has recorded thousands of hours of Bayaka music, raised a son in the forest and lives with the Bayaka people.
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American Interior

November 14, 2014 6:30 PM

Gruff Rhys of Welsh electro-psych rock outfit Super Furry Animals embarks on a quest into the American interior to retrace his ancestor's footsteps. In the late 18th century, Welsh explorer John Evans became convinced that a fellow countryman had discovered the Americas. To prove his point, he set out on his own in search of a Welsh-speaking Native American tribe, and along the way mapped the Missouri river (a document that proved handy for Lewis and Clark) and entrenched himself in the contested frontier.
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Norte, The End of History

November 14, 2014 7:00 PM - November 20, 2014 7:00 PM

Acclaimed Filipino auteur Lav Diaz, who won best film for his latest at the 2014 Locarno Film Festival, has created a masterful rumination on the traumatic and transformative effects of global capitalism in his homeland.
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Puget Soundtrack: Cabana Presents Microcosmos

November 20, 2014 8:00 PM

Cabana welcomes you to the microcosmos. Behold the exhilarating, alien world of insect life in a French meadow, teeming with activity. Bees collect nectar, ladybugs devour mites, snails copulate, spiders ensnare prey, a scarab beetle battles up a hill, endless lines of caterpillars march on and an underwater spider builds a home out of an air bubble. Stunning close ups are captured using macroscopic, slow motion and time-lapse photography. Impish humor, riveting drama and carnal violence abound.
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Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People

November 21, 2014 8:00 PM - November 26, 2014 8:00 PM

Part of a multimedia project that traces the history of African-American photography, Thomas Allen Harris's Through a Lens Darkly explores how African American communities have used the medium of photography to construct political, aesthetic, and cultural representations of themselves and their world.
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