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Lake Forest Park [In-Person Only]
Northwest Film Forum
Seattle, WA
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Lake Forest Park [In-Person Only]
Wed Mar 02: 7.30pm PDT
Thu Mar 03: 7.30pm PDT

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

*** Public Safety Notice ***
NWFF patrons will be required to double-mask while in the building. Disposable masks are available at the door for those who need them. To be admitted, patrons ages 5+ 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. Boosters are strongly recommended, though not required for entry.

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

Kersti Jan Werdal

Series - Visiting Artists
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** Director Kersti Jan Werdal will be in attendance for a Q&A on Mar. 2! **

Through the showery urban and sleepy suburban landscapes of the American Pacific Northwest, Lake Forest Park follows a group of adolescent friends in the wake of a mysterious shared loss. Specificities regarding the event are minimally disclosed in the beginning of the film, allowing seemingly mundane vignettes to dovetail while charged with the subtext of confusion and grief. Traversing choppy waters on a ferry from Seattle, in tender moments of care and conflict between young people, and among the troubled institutional spaces of home and school, Lake Forest Park meditates on the loss inherent in the transition of things. As long takes unfold through shifts in light or the subtle progression of off-screen sound, the film reflects T.S. Eliots thought that the essence of change is gradual and often unremarkable  the greying of the sky before a shower  more of a whimper than a bang.

Stills and synopsis courtesy of Lake Forest Park.
(Kersti Jan Werdal, US, 2021, 60 min, in English)

Werdal and her team create a magic cinematic hour that is a beautiful elision of sound and image. Static, meticulously composed shots that linger and allow the spectator to look, spectral light and a tonal shift between innocence and ominousness results in a textural and deliberate vision of what it feels like to be an alienated adolescent existing in the spongy, humid universe of the Pacific Northwest.  Pamela Cohn, Filmmaker Magazine


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





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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