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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2015 Sundance Film Festival Award Winning Shorts

December 01, 2015 7:00 PM

Showcasing a wide variety of story and style, the 2015 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour is a program of six short films that won awards at this year's Festival, which over the course of its more than 30-year history has been widely considered the premier showcase for short films and the launchpad for many now-prominent independent filmmakers. Including fiction, documentary and animation from around the world, the distinct 2015 program traverses vibrant styles from wild comedy to quiet poetry. Each breaks through its limited timeframe with a high level of artistry and story that will resonate with audiences long after it ends.
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In the Basement

December 01, 2015 8:00 PM - December 03, 2015 8:00 PM

A documentary about people and their obsessions, and what they do in their basements in their free time.
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Cocktails in the Cloud

December 03, 2015 6:30 PM

Join us at the Cloud Room for drinks and a brief conversation with local composer Madeleine Cocolas, followed by the Puget Soundtrack screening of The Birds!
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Puget Soundtrack: Madeline Cocolas Presents The Birds

December 03, 2015 8:00 PM

Puget Soundtrack is a series of live score commissions presented by Northwest Film Forum. The Film Forum invites musicians and bands to choose a film for which they would like to create and perform a live score.
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God Bless the Child

December 04, 2015 7:00 PM

Five siblings, aged one to thirteen, spend a day on their own, uncertain whether this time their depressed and unreliable mother is really gone for good. Harper, the eldest and the only girl, looks after her brothers as she always does, as their day descends into fantasy and chaos.
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Paul Taylor: Creative Domain

December 04, 2015 7:30 PM - December 06, 2015 7:30 PM

Paul Taylor: Creative Domain is a rare intimate portrait of one of the most acclaimed choreographers in American dance history. The film amuses, captivates, and educates its audience by delving into the enigmatic process of one of modern dance's most prolific choreographers, Paul Taylor. Director Kate Geis follows Taylor through the rehearsal process for his piece, 'Three Dubious Moments,' beginning with casting and ending with the first performance. The film keeps an eye on the rehearsal room as 80-year-old Taylor demonstrates gestures or feelings to his dancers, rarely using his own body to create the movements that eventually make it to the stage. When asked about his process, the dancers in his company mention the intuition and hidden depths of intention present in Taylor's work. As the performance and rehearsals evolve, the documentary immerses us in the company of dancers, choreographers, and viewers who all watch Taylor's every move, hoping to capture some fleeting insight into the the mind of the man who evokes open-ended storytelling and innovative movement with every new piece he creates.
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December 04, 2015 9:15 PM - December 06, 2015 8:00 PM

Dany is a colorful gay 15-year-old who's adrift in life. After his mother's death, he leaves home with only his pet rabbit to find his older brother Odysseas in Athens. Born to an Albanian mother and a long-gone Greek father, the brothers find themselves lost, strangers in their own country. Dany hatches a plan for a cross-country road trip to reunite with their supposedly wealthy father, while simultaneously convincing Ody to audition for a national talent competition with a song by Italian camp idol Patty Pravo. Mixed with a touch of surrealism, Xenia is a visually engaging adventure of two brothers who are finding out that the best way through life is with each other.
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Phoebe's Father

December 08, 2015 7:30 PM

Phoebe's finally found something that lights her fire: cycling. But when she encounters her father, Ben, after a long estrangement, their meeting uncovers wounds that never healed. Ben, an x-ray technician facing his own medical problems, wants to reconnect. Phoebe's brother Whit makes awkward attempts to reunite everyone, arranging the first family meal in years, but Phoebe only presses Ben about her lost mother, an artist who disappeared when Phoebe was ten. In doing so, she opens a vein of loss that divides the family. When Phoebe finds a friend in her landlady, an accountant with her own family issues, she's able to confront the loss she's held inside for years. She sets her sights on racing competitively, pushing herself harder and faster. But the old evasions don't work anymore, and Phoebe finds she has to face her father - and the truth of growing up - head on.
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The Seattle Process with Brett Hamil

December 09, 2015 8:00 PM

Northwest Film Forum and Brett Hamil present Seattle's only intentionally funny political talk show: The Seattle Process with Brett Hamil. It's a mudpie lobbed into the halls of power with the comedian, writer and host of My YouTube Channel Where I'm The Big Important Guy Who Gets To Say What's What. Each episode will feature interviews with high-profile politicians, activists and artists plus standup comedy, sketches, videos and surprises.
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The Seattle Process with Brett Hamil - Late Edition

December 09, 2015 10:00 PM

The late show of the Seattle Process unwinds with looser and weirder comedy, performance, and art
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Tyler Oakley's Snervous

December 10, 2015 7:30 PM - December 13, 2015 7:00 PM

Anointed one of "Top 30 Most Influential People on the Internet" by Time, Tyler Oakley made his first web video as a college freshman in 2007, and since then his infectious enthusiasm for life and message of radical self love have earned him over seven million YouTube subscribers. In addition to his brash commentary on topics like safe sex, celebrities and chicken nuggets, Tyler's frank discussion of issues such as bullying and youth suicide among the LGBTQ community has made him an important part of a growing dialog about gender, rights and self-expression.
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Twisted Flicks Featuring Prom Queen: Satna Claus Conquers the Martians

December 12, 2015 8:00 PM

This special holiday edition of Puget Soundtrack features Prom Queen in Twisted Flicks, Seattle's only live movie re-dubbing show that merges improv comedy with classic B movies for a hilarious cinematic experience like none other. As the film plays, the improvisers create all new dialog for the characters, sound effects, and live music - completely improvised using the suggestions provided by the audience!
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Children's Film Festival Preview

December 19, 2015 3:00 PM

Celebrate Joyeuses fêtes with Children's Film Festival Seattle and the Alliance Francaise. 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, at Northwest Film Forum. Join in holiday craft making in our lobby and then see French-language and other winter-themed shorts from Children's Film Festival Seattle 2015!
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Joyeuses Fetes!

December 19, 2015 3:00 PM

Children's film Festival Seattle PREVIEW! Celebrate Joyeuses fêtes with Children's Film Festival Seattle and the Alliance Francaise. 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, at Northwest Film Forum. Join in holiday craft making in our lobby and then see French-language and other winter-themed shorts from Children's Film Festival Seattle 2015!
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