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Engauge 2021 The Republics (Feature Film)
Northwest Film Forum
Seattle, WA
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Engauge 2021 The Republics (Feature Film)
Oct. 28 at 7pm PT

$13 General Admission
$10 Student/Child/Senior
$7 Member

*** Public safety notice ***
NWFF patrons will be required to wear face coverings while in the building. To be admitted, patrons ages 12+ will also be required to present EITHER proof of COVID-19 vaccination OR a negative result from a COVID-19 test administered within the last 48 hours by an official testing facility.
NWFF is adapting to evolving recommendations to protect the public from COVID-19. Read more about their policies regarding cleaning, masks, and capacity limitations at bit.ly/nwffcovidsafety

Huw Wahl
UK
2020
1h 24m
Festival - Engauge Experimental Film Festival 2021

About
For four decades, poet, translator and activist Stephen Watts has been the quietly urgent, profoundly committed voice of the marginalised and the overlooked, whether person or place. He understands that the true ethical centre that matters lies at the edge, whether in the pull of outpost islands or the common ground of migrant streets. His tools are perennial witness and precise resistance through poem and prose, anchored in lyric anger for justice and praise song to the loved but fragile things. The language he deploys is one of dark illumination. His is fiercely internationalist writing, a challenge to the abuses of the age that is tense with solidarity, resonance and grace.

Now he has found his collaborative equal in the engaged 16mm filmmaker Huw Wahl, who has translated the text of Watts book-length prose poem Republic of Dogs/Republic of Birds into a luminous feature-length documentary essay of remarkable beauty and spirited attention. The Republics moves from the early 1980s to the present, and from Londons Isle of Dogs and Scotlands Western Isles  where Watts lived and worked as a shepherd in his youth  to the mountains of Northern Italy: at once a topographic journey and a highly personal meditation on history, memory, identity and belonging.

Anchored in Watts biography and lines, it nevertheless explores the larger truths of being and the calibrations of response to often hard earned, lived experience. Considering the changing landscapes of settlement in Londons East End and Scottish islands, the destruction of working-class culture and an attendant sense of the collective, the film and its writing are themselves forms of cultural activism: elegy, celebration and a toolkit for ongoing resistance.

Never rhetorical, always endowed with a profound empathy and a deep sense of relation  to time, place and human struggle  The Republics is one of the most impressive artists films of recent years, whose own poetry speaks as honestly and eloquently as that of the writer it portrays.
Gareth Evans, Moving Image Curator, Whitechapel Gallery

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Northwest Film Forum (View)
1515 12th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98122
United States

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Owner: Northwest Film Forum
On BPT Since: May 27, 2004
 
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www.nwfilmforum.org

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Ticketing, concessions, cinemas, restrooms, and our public edit lab are located on Northwest Film Forum's ground floor, which is wheelchair accessible. We have a limited number of assistive listening devices available for programs hosted in our larger theater, Cinema 1. These devices are maintained by the Technical Director, and can be requested at the ticketing and concessions counter. The Forum does NOT have assistive devices for the visually impaired, and is not (yet) a scent-free venue. Our commitment to increasing access for our audiences is ongoing, and we welcome all public input on the subject! If you have additional specific questions about accessibility at our venue, please contact our Executive Director Vivian Hua at vivian@nwfilmforum.org

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