Local Sightings 2020 - Hold Onto the Moving Sky (Shorts Program)
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Sep. 18-27, 2020
Tickets are non-refundable.
Festival - Local Sightings Film Festival 2020: Short Film Programs
Sweet, tender, rich, and poignant tales of longing, belonging, and place.
Hold Onto the Moving Sky
(Benjamin Morgan, La Grande, OR, 2019, 8 min)
A silent film about a woman who must cope with a troubling text message.
(Ellison Shieh, Seattle, WA, 3 min)
An exploration of a second generation Taiwanese Americans disconnect with the homeland; an American upbringing and a childhood reimagined.
Where the Ends Meet
(Alex Sylvester, Seattle, WA, 2019, 8 min)
When her options start dwindling, Tracy, a single mother, must do whatever necessary to feed her daughter.
(Aziz Tebyanian, Renton, WA, 2020, 7 min)
A woman given refuge by a neighbor discovers a truth she must come to grips with.
Sue Sada Was Here
(Cindy Mochizuki, Vancouver, BC, 2018, 9 min)
Sue Sada Was Here is an experimental film that turns written texts Muriel Kitagawa (19121974) into scores of physical movement, which are then enacted in the historic Roedde House. Kitagawas editorial writing and unpublished manuscripts speak to the pre- and post-war periods in Vancouver, particularly the injustices of the Canadian governments policies towards Japanese and Japanese Canadians. The performers embody Sue Sada, one of Kitagawas pen names and use books as objects of print history that can omit histories of violence and colonialism. This film was originally commissioned for Memories of the Future III.
Winner of Best in Show Award at Cadence: Video Poetry Festival 2020 [Online].
Tides of Hyperion
(Alexander Lenzi, Seattle, WA, 2019, 16 min)
Two Russian-American friends move to Seattle to escape the traumas of their past.
House on Fire
(Reed Harkness & Heather Hawksford, Portland, OR, 2020, 30 min)
A range of people are given the spontaneous prompt that their house is on fire and told they have only two minutes to save just one thing.
Northwest Film Forum (View)
1515 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122