This is Washington
Local Sightings Film Festival 2013
Tuesday, Oct 01 at 07:15PM
Puget Sound Region archives are coming together to share rarely-seen gems from their moving image collections. The films are as diverse as the Northwest landscape itself, and include selections from the University of Washington, Seattle Municipal Archives, the Museum of History and Industry, King County Archives, the Museum of Flight and the Sisters of Providence Archives.
Strange and wonderful historical films in the program range from a 1927 Mountaineers Players performance of Alice in Wonderland in their Forest Theatre on the Kitsap Peninsula, to Spanish flamenco legend Anzonini in a recording session on the UW campus in 1979.
Other selections include public service announcements for the 1972 "Save the Market" campaign; a 1940s film shot by a local African American photographer, Vernon Robinson, at the St. Peter Claver Interracial Center in the Central District; the Earthworks Symposium at Kane Hall in 1979; and two UW promotional films presenting very different views of campus.
There are home movies of the Skagit Corporation's 1966 parade of logging equipment, soap box derby races at Woodland Park, the Boeing -80 doing a barrel roll over the 1955 Gold Cup Races, the Woodland Park Zoo Pony Club annual picnic and airplane trip across America in the 1920s and 30s, model trains in the Bon Marche Christmas store window and the Boeings at a private party during prohibition. A commercial film, produced by the Sweden Freezer Company, will address the hot topic of Ice Cream: Its Past, Present and Future and films from the UW Media Center look at the Management of Breast Feeding, Avalanche Dynamics and the dangers of skateboarding. Regional archives have got it all!
Northwest Film Forum (View)
1515 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122