Northwest Film Forum

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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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Events

Pulsos Latinos Series Pass

April 18, 2014 7:00 PM
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Explore a nueva ola in Latino cinema with us this April, as we mine the open veins of a transcontinental film movementboth native and diasporic (Spanish, Portuguese, and of course English-speaking)filled with vibrant, insurgent film voices.
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Porcelain Horse

April 18, 2014 7:00 PM - April 26, 2014 9:00 PM
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A corrosive and funny dramaby turns blackly sardonic and deeply tenderabout two brothers trying to grow up amid the torpor of drugs and the insulating comforts of class privilege in Portoviejo, Ecuador.
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The Unity of All Things

April 19, 2014 7:00 PM
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Shot in three languages, two types of film (16mm and 8mm) and in locations ranging from China to Chicago to CERN in Switzerland, The Unity of All Things is a work of experimental science fiction about the construction of a particle accelerator on the U.S./Mexico border.
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We Are Mari Pepa

April 19, 2014 9:00 PM - April 21, 2014 7:00 PM
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Breathing unexpected life into the naturally jaded (but hormone-riddled) body of male youth/buddy/skate/band movies, Samuel Kishi Leopo's debut is utterly faithful to its milieu of bored and confused teenagers hanging out and playing hooky on the outskirts of Guadalajara: skating, trying to meet girls, and practicing for an upcoming battle of the bands.
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Fantastic Planet

April 20, 2014 7:00 PM
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A stop-motion sci-fi cult classic of such cosmically epic proportions that it was awarded the 1973 Special Jury Prize at Cannes (a rare feat for animated films), Fantastic Planet is a work of exquisite psychedelia-infused surrealism.
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Summer of Flying Fish

April 20, 2014 7:00 PM - April 23, 2014 9:00 PM
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Marcela Said's first foray into scripted narrative filmmaking after a series of award-winning documentaries focusing on Pinochet's regime sees her mining discreet (but no less politically sensitive) material: indigenous versus inherited legacies in Chile.
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The Thomas Crown Affair

April 21, 2014 7:00 PM
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This steamy heist starring Faye Dunaway and Steve McQueen gets a custom makeover, as designer/artist Mark Mitchell and SAM curator Chiyo Ishikawa bring us a whole new way to watch the ultimate chess game between a millionaire sportsman and a saucy insurance investigator: by delighting in the fashion, style and design on display in this 1968 classic.
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Jonathas' Forest

April 21, 2014 9:00 PM - April 24, 2014 7:00 PM
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A becalmed but ripe tale of family life in Amazonia is transformed into a haunting rumination on man-in-nature, in this Brazilian take on tropical malady.
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All About the Feathers

April 22, 2014 7:00 PM - April 23, 2014 9:00 PM
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Getting an independent production off the ground in Costa Rica (where the film industry pales in comparison with the sway of ecotourism) is about as likely as a lanky security guard raising a prize-fighting rooster. Director Neto Villalobos nimbly charts the trials of Chalo, who covets a local grocer's auspicious-seeming bird that, once possessed, is re-christened 'Rocky' and becomes something of a life partner to the loner who lives, naturally, above a fried chicken joint.
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Los Posibles

April 22, 2014 9:00 PM - April 26, 2014 5:00 PM
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The follow-up to Santiago Mitre's student political drama El Estudiante (featured in last year's focus on Argentine films at Northwest Film Forum) comes as an unexpected surprise: Los Posibles is a dance film, albeit as mysterious and propulsive as his first narrative feature.
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Salt of the Earth

April 23, 2014 7:00 PM
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Blacklisted film professionals, with political beliefs deemed too radical in McCarthy-era Hollywood, collaborated with the International Union of Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers to make this neorealist classic, which follows the struggle of miners and their families (many of them non-actors from the miners union) as they strike against the Empire Zinc Company in New Mexico.
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A Report on the Party and the Guests

April 23, 2014 9:30 PM
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In Czechoslovak maverick's Jan Němec's most politically charged film, a group of middle-aged bourgeois friends picnic in the woods; soon they are assaulted by thugs who interrogate them, until the party's host intervenes. This examination of the mechanics of power and the ways people participate was banned in Czechoslovakia by the Communist regime, who rebuffed Němec's assurances that it was not intended as an allegory of their government.
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videOasis

April 24, 2014 8:00 PM
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Internet may have killed the video star, but music video culture is alive and kicking in the Northwest. Join Northwest Film Forum, 12toRain and City Arts magazine for videOasis, a new quarterly showcase of the best new music videos produced in the region. We're kicking off the first videOasis in conjunction with the 2014 Music Issue by City Arts, as we pull videos from the interweb ether down to earth and onto the big screen, with musicians and directors here in person to discuss the process of collaboration.
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Looking For Adventure

April 25, 2014 7:00 PM - April 26, 2014 7:00 PM
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Exploring with rigorous formal composure the "strains, pleasures, and choreography" of group tourism in Peru, documentary filmmaker Kimi Takesue has created a unique ethnography of Andean culture: both its commodification for the exotic-seeking traveler, and the sublime elements that effectively inspire pilgrimages of universal beauty.
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La Ultima Pelicula

April 25, 2014 7:00 PM - April 30, 2014 9:00 PM
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A product of DOX:LAB, a Copenhagen-based consortium linking artists from developing and developed countries to collaborate on projects, La Ultima Pelicula is Raya Martin's (the Philippines) and Mark Peranson's (Canada, and first time-feature director) homage to Dennis Hopper's bat-shit crazy film folly, The Last Movie.
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Purgatorio: A Journey Into the Heart of the Border

April 25, 2014 9:00 PM
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La Frontera is both gate of heaven, and hell on earth. Show me a fifty-foot wall and I'll show you a fifty-one foot ladder, the saying goes. And yet, the desert is strewn with corpses, while debates about immigration continue to polarize discussion north of the border.
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Framing Pictures

April 27, 2014 5:30 PM
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Join us for a free, lively monthly discussion led by long-time Seattle film critics (and occasional guests) who have much to say on the subject of cinephilia past, present and future. The April conversation includes former Film Comment editor Richard Jameson, Everett Herald/KUOW critic Robert Horton and MSN.com critic Kathleen Murphy.
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High Rise

April 30, 2014 7:00 PM
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In High-Rise (Um Lugar ao Sol), nine penthouse residents in three of Brazil's largest cities (Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo and Recife) divulge what it's like to live at the top. Through revealing interviews with the residents, in the comfort of their high-rise lofts, director Gabriel Mascaro exposes a world of wealth gone wild.
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Seattle Labor Chorus

May 01, 2014 7:00 PM
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For International Workers' Day, we wrap up Red Renewal and kick off May Works, a month-long celebration of workers in Seattle, with a performance by the Seattle Labor Chorus, accompanied by worker films, a final community discussion and a proper May Day party.
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Work-In-Progress: Northwest Film Forum's 13th Annual Gala

May 02, 2014 6:00 PM
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Northwest Film Forum turns 19 this yearready for a bigger role, but still a kid at heart. Join us as we roll out the red carpet, and roll up our sleeves, for a Gala evening of celebration. You are the stars of this year's production, so come in camera ready attire!
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Othello

May 02, 2014 7:00 PM - May 08, 2014 9:00 PM
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When historians discuss the blighted career of Orson Welles, they generally hone in on the meddlesome studio mutilations of Magnificent Ambersons or Touch of Evil, but there is no more star-crossed Welles work than his 1952 adaptation of Othello.
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Navajo Star Wars

May 02, 2014 11:00 PM - May 03, 2014 11:00 PM
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Seventy voice actors speaking 5 Navajo dialects enact Star Wars: A New Hope, in the first major theatrical movie to be dubbed into a Native language.
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It Felt Like Love

May 09, 2014 7:00 PM - May 15, 2014 9:00 PM
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Eliza Hittman's debut feature landed her on Filmmaker Magazine's 25 faces of Independent Cinema list. Set in Brooklyn, it concerns 14-year old Lila (the brilliant Gina Pierasanti), who, utterly neglected by her father, is left alone to break out of her awkward adolescent shackles (by emulating her far more promiscuous friend). Lila's pursuit of a boyfriend from the wrong side of the tracks leads to circumstances that may be inevitable, but, in Hittman's sensitive handling, never stray into the realm of judgment.
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Women in Film - The Second Tuesday

May 13, 2014 6:30 PM
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Northwest Film Forum is the new home of Women in Film Seattle's The Second Tuesday! Every Second Tuesday of the month, connect with your peers and share stories of your latest gig, find out what's happening in WIF, show off a finished project or a work-in-progress, and have a glass of wine.
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Metropolis

May 16, 2014 7:00 PM
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This canonical, 1927 German Expressionist sci-fi opus by Fritz Lang is accompanied by a new score from GRID, the Seattle-based live music-to-film project founded by drummer Jen Gilleran.
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John Hubley Centennial

May 17, 2014 3:00 PM - May 18, 2014 3:00 PM
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American film animator John Hubley began his career working on classics like Bambi and Fantasia at Disney. In the late '40s, Hubley created the character of Mr. Magoo; in the '50s, he founded Storyboard Studios, where he worked on Sesame Street and directed classic shorts like Moonbird. We present a program of newly restored 35mm prints of some of the most beloved of John Hubley's works, on the 100th anniversary of his birth.
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Silent Magic: Trick Films and Special Effects, 1895-1912

May 20, 2014 8:00 PM
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At the dawn of the previous century, a new breed of sorcerer emerged: blending the ancient arts of stagecraft and prestidigitation with experimental movie trickery, these modern magicians transported audiences to entirely new realms of wonder.
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Navajo Weekend: Adult Screenwriting Workshop

May 25, 2014 2:00 PM
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This seminar will be an introduction to the craft of screenwriting, including an overview of the 'fabric' of story, beginning with basic dramatic structure and progressing to strategies to develop characters who are integral not just to their story world but also to one another. We will also investigate how choice in action lines need to be relative to what actually makes it onscreen, as well as how to write with a specific scale of project in mind.
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Game On

May 27, 2014 8:00 PM
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Whether or not you've played a video game since Frogger, you probably know that the modern video game has become increasingly cinematic. But what relevance does this have for today's filmmakers?
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Live at the Film Forum: The Pirate Cinema

May 29, 2014 8:00 PM - May 31, 2014 8:00 PM
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The hidden activity and geography of real-time peer-to-peer file sharing via BitTorrent is revealed in The Pirate Cinema, a live installation by digital artist Nicolas Maigret.
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