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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Do Not Resist

October 22, 2016 4:00 PM - October 27, 2016 7:30 PM

Shot over two years and in 11 states, starting on the streets of Ferguson as the community grapples with the death of Michael Brown, Do Not Resist shows how local police forces have evolved into paramilitary organizations with an extreme amount of resources. The Tribeca Film Festival winner for Best Documentary puts viewers at ground level from a ride-along with a South Carolina SWAT team, inside a police training seminar that teaches the importance of "righteous violence,"and to the floor of a congressional hearing on the proliferation of military equipment in small-town police departments before exploring where technology could lead the field next.
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Indigenous Showcase: NEMO HADEEST'II (Navajo Finding Nemo)

October 22, 2016 5:00 PM

Welcome back for our second all Diné (Navajo) language film as part of Indigenous Showcase! Our first film screening of Navajo Star Wars in 2014 was a big success, in part due to the large population of Navajo people in this region. So join us for a special treat, Nemo Hádéést'íí!
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Roger Corman Double Feature: Ski Troop Attack and Monster From the Ocean Floor

October 22, 2016 8:00 PM

Having produced or directed over 400 films in a 60 year Hollywood film career, Roger Corman turned 90 earlier this year. Join us for a 16mm double-feature screening of two of his classic, low-budget, drive-in features: Monster from the Ocean Floor and Ski Troop Attack.
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The Jazz Loft According to W. Eugene Smith

October 26, 2016 7:00 PM

Between 1957 and 1965 in New York, dozens of jazz musicians jam night after night in a dilapidated Sixth Avenue loft, not realizing that much of what they play and say to each other is being captured on audio tape and in still pictures by the gentle and unstable genius, former LIFE Magazine photographer W. Eugene Smith, who lives in the loft space next door.
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Election Cavalcade: Democracy on 16mm, 1932-1977

October 27, 2016 8:00 PM

As one of the strangest and most disturbing presidential elections slouches towards voting day, revisit the contests and politics of yesteryear.
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October 28, 2016 8:00 PM - November 06, 2016 7:30 PM

On August 1st, 1966, a sniper rode to the top of the University of Texas Tower and opened fire, holding the campus hostage for 96 minutes. When the gunshots were finally silenced, the toll included 16 dead, three dozen wounded. Fifty years after Americas first mass school shooting, director Keith Maitlands Tower reveals the untold stories of witnesses, heroes and survivors.
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Chat Room

October 29, 2016 7:00 PM

A quarterly forum on how the internet has changed art, with a new topic for each edition - Chat Room aims to demystify the fundamental questions about art and its broader place in society through live presentations, recorded video, and audience interaction.
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Cool Cats

November 04, 2016 7:30 PM

In the mid-1960s, tenor saxophone stars Ben Webster and Dexter Gordon leave behind America and its fierce political climate as well as a long trail of heavy alcohol and heroin abuse.
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Saturday Morning Cartoons With Brian Edwards

November 05, 2016 11:00 AM

Bring back the thrill of those long-gone Saturday morning cartoon shows of your childhood with this fun-filled, retro cartoon program! Voyage to the depths of the steamy Amazon jungle with Hanna & Barberas Johnny Quest, then take a journey to the dark, icy voids of outer space with the crew of Leiji Mastumotos Space Cruiser Yamato; join Max & Dave Fleischers Popeye for an adventure on Sinbads mysterious island and pay a visit to good old Smallville, USA with Superboy and his Superdog Krypto!
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We Are X

November 09, 2016 8:15 PM - November 13, 2016 7:30 PM

From the production team behind the Oscar-winning Searching for Sugar Man comes We Are X, a transcendent rock & roll story about X Japan, the worlds biggest and most successful band youve never heard of...yet.
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Titicut Follies

November 11, 2016 7:30 PM - November 13, 2016 5:00 PM

A rare 35mm trio of Frederick Wiseman's early films! Over the past six decades, documentarian Frederick Wiseman has captured an abundance of American institutions on film. From police precincts to public parks, Wiseman's observational approach illuminate the places that shape American ways of life in stunning depth and detail. Through an arrangement with the Library of Congress National Audio-Visual Conservation Center, three of Frederick Wisemans earliest and most popular documentaries have been preserved in 35mm from original camera negatives in the Zipporah Films collection. This November, the Grand Illusion Cinema and Northwest Film Forum present Titicut Follies, High School, and Hospital on film. * * * Titicut Follies will screen at the Film Forum; High School and Hospital will screen at the Grand Illusion. Grand Illusion members will receive the Film Forum member discount at Titicut Follies, and Film Forum members will receive the Grand Illusion member discount at High School and Hospital.
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My King

November 11, 2016 7:45 PM - November 13, 2016 7:00 PM

Tony is admitted to a rehabilitation center after a serious ski accident. Dependent on the medical staff and pain relievers, she takes time to look back on a turbulent relationship that she experienced with Georgio. Why did they love each other? Who is this man that she loved so deeply? How did she allow herself to submit to this suffocating and destructive passion? For Tony, a difficult process of healing is in front of her, physical work which may finally set her free...
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A Thousand Cuts: Film Collector Book Release and Archival Screening

November 12, 2016 7:30 PM

As 35mm and 16mm film sadly disappears, so too does the colorful underground network of dealers and collectors who fought over and hoarded these precious prints often rescuing them from dumpsters and basements. Join us for a 90-minute program of rarities assembled by motion picture archivist Jeff Joseph of SabuCat Productions, including: 1949 footage of Alfred Hitchcock leaving for England to direct Stage Fright (found in a New Jersey attic); two-color Technicolor footage of the Marx Brothers shooting Animal Crackers in 1930; the last surviving film of both Greta Garbo and Humphrey Bogart for never-completed projects; ultra-rare commercials and PSAs; Judy Garlands costume tests for Valley of the Dolls before she dropped out of the film; a charming Bela Lugosi interviewed at home in 1931, the year Dracula was released; the only surviving footage of Fred Astaire and choreographer Hermes Pan dancing together (discovered by a collector in Pans closet); and much, much more.
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If There's A Hell Below

November 16, 2016 8:00 PM - November 17, 2016 8:00 PM

Abe is on the story of the century, holding in his hands the scoop to make him a world-renowned journalist. A woman claiming to work for national securitys secret service has accepted to meet him and hand over compromising information. Their meeting takes place in the middle of nowhere, on a road that cuts through a huge field. When he gets there, Abe notices that his informer, Debra, seems to be on guard. She goes through painstaking measures to make sure that she can trust him. It quickly becomes evident that her caution is well warranted. A distant car is keeping an eye on Abe and Debras every move. The special agent fears the worst that one of her terrifying adversaries has tracked her down. So begins a frantic game of cat and mouse that will leave no one unscathed.
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IRL: Craigslist

November 18, 2016 7:30 PM - November 19, 2016 7:30 PM

The Horse in Motion is returning with their IRL Series and this time is partnering with the Northwest Film Forum! This year the show will be exploring the back alleys of Craigslist. Through 10 original plays, songs, short films, dance pieces and visual art, Craigslist is presented in real life in a night of performance and art that explores the humanity of the internet. Wheels, deals, missed connections and scams who knows what the evening will bring.
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Puget Soundtrack: Chris Brokaw Presents the Films of Peter Hutton

November 20, 2016 7:00 PM

Experimental filmmaker Peter Hutton (1944-2016) is renowned for his silent cinematic portraits primarily of landscapes and cities, a body of work spanning some forty-five years. Informed partly by his work as a merchant marine, Hutton made films ranging from seven to sixty-five minutes in length, often in black and white. He likened them to paintings, affording the audience a refreshing sense of agency, and once said "the experience of my films is a little like daydreaming." He worked as a cinematographer for his former student Ken Burns and for the documentarian Albert Maysles, and taught film at Harvard, CalArts, Hampshire College, SUNY Purchase, and at Bard College, where he served as director of the Film And Electronic Arts Program from 1989 until his untimely death in 2016.
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