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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August 03, 2015 3:00 PM - August 06, 2015 8:00 PM

Director Chaitanya Tamhane makes the leap from a lauded stage career to the silver screen with this debut feature. Court won prizes at Venice and Mumbai, but notably, the Indian film board would only permit the release of a censored cut at home.
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Her Wilderness

August 05, 2015 8:30 PM

Her Wilderness weaves an elliptical, minimalist narrative of a lost, wandering child in the wake of an affair that may or may not have even happened.
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A-Bomb: 70 Years Since Hiroshima

August 06, 2015 8:00 PM

Rare 16mm short movies about The Bomb, from Hiroshima through the mid 1970s -- the first 30 years of the atomic bomb era. Presented on the 70th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing.
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The Look of Silence

August 07, 2015 8:00 PM - August 13, 2015 8:00 PM

In an ambitious companion film to his Academy Award-nominated documentary, The Act of Killing, director Joshua Oppenheimer returns to the aftermath of the 1965 Indonesian genocide of communists and ethnic Chinese people in The Look of Silence. The documentary picks up the thread of its predecessor, and confronts the aging perpetrators of mass murder with the consequences of their crimes. The risks of making a film about these unrepentant killers, still hailed as war heroes by their country, required Oppenheimer's local co-director to list him/herself as "Anonymous" in the credits.
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You're Lookin' at Country: Invitation to Infidelity

August 07, 2015 8:00 PM

Slide off of your satin sheets and join us for an all-you-can-cheat banquet of vintage country music videos, followed by Country-Oke! Our salute to adultery will kick off with classic country clips culled from 1960s, 70s and 80s film and TV performances a time when it was scarlet A-okay for Conway Twitty to croon truly filthy songs to family hour audiences. Also permissible? For Loretta Lynn to demurely threaten to send a homewrecker straight to Fist City.
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The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari Remixed

August 08, 2015 9:30 PM

This classic horror film from the canon of German Expressionist cinema gets a soundtrack remix by DJ Nicfit. In the gloomy, forbidding town of Holstenwall, the mysterious Dr. Caligari wields the otherworldly power of a serial killer somnambulist named Cesare. Francis, our hero, must defeat Cesare by discovering the source of his power. The hunt for the truth will takes Francis to an insane asylum, and the twists in the story and sharp shadows in the town reveal the filmmakers' deep distrust of authoritarian power in post-WW1 Germany.
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Seattle Send-Off for Calvin Reeder

August 12, 2015 8:30 PM

Filmmaker and former Seattleite Calvin Reeder returned this month to shoot two new short films. We welcome this Local Sightings alum back for a wrap party with old school (digibeta!) screenings of his early short films, paired with conversation about Calvin's involvement in Seattle's quirky film scene of yesteryear and current endeavors in the continuously wild world of independent.
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The Damned: Don't You Wish We Were Dead

August 14, 2015 8:00 PM - August 16, 2015 8:00 PM

Sex Pistols. The Clash. Mike Hunt's Dishonorable Discharge. Almost. But instead of choosing the Mike Hunt band name, four London teens got together and named themselves The Damned. Fresh off its SXSW premiere, Don't You Wish We Were Dead is the definitive story of that pioneering band, from their formation in 1976 through to present day. It's a complicated journey unflinchingly portrayed, and a must-see for any fan of the band, or the early days of punk.
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August 14, 2015 8:15 PM

In a not-too distant future, mind and body are malleable. What do intelligence and beauty mean when they become products to be picked off the shelf? What does a society look like in this 'perfect' new world? How about a family?
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Best of Couch Fest

August 17, 2015 7:00 PM

To celebrate Couch Fest being acquired by the Film Fest, Couch Fest founders are having a party to celebrate the last 8 years.
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Puget Soundtrack: Tim Held Presents Predator

September 19, 2015 8:00 PM

Just east of North Bend on Interstate-90 there is a large exposed rock face that is covered in some sort of neon-green slime. It is likely moss or some sort of botanical organism, but there is an outside chance that my darkest childhood fears are true and it is actually the Predator's blood.
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Recess Monkey Presents "Hot Air!"

September 20, 2015 5:00 PM

Recess Monkey, Seattle's nationally acclaimed trio of teachers/kindie rock stars, embarked on an ambitious adventure this year with their album "Hot Air." In addition to a full-length CD of songs, they also filmed and animated an epic, 35-minute airborne story about Andrew's unlikely entry into the Windybrook Air Race with his homespun balloon. Northwest Film Forum is proud to theatrically premiere the entire "Hot Air" film, its first time seen in its entirety on any large screen. What's more, Recess Monkey will play an intimate, high-energy warm-up dance party before the screening and sign copies of the CD/DVD collection after the show. Fun for the whole family!
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