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Cadence 2022 - It is strange and kinda symbolic
Northwest Film Forum
Seattle, WA
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Cadence 2022 - It is strange and kinda symbolic
Watch online: Apr. 21 - May 1, 2022

Watch in person: Apr. 23 at 7pm

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

*** Public safety notice ***
Proof of vaccination and masks are required for NWFF patrons!
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

Festival - Cadence Video Poetry Festival 2022 [Hybrid]

A circle, a palindrome, and a giant cake walk into a cinemathese conceptual explorations bounce between linear narratives and abstract observations. At times delightfully oddball, at others self-reflexive, these video poems skew perspective by infusing formal structures with experimental playcollectively addressing the dualities of this bizarre and beautiful life.

Films in this program:
Round Round Round (Rond Rond Rond)
Poetic and surrealist, Round Round Round is a film about circles. World premiere

(Director/Poet: Nicolas Monfort, Belgium, 2022, 7 min, in French, with English subtitles)

Vodník Many Years After the Rainstorm
In San Francisco, years after his hideous crimes, the fiendish water creature Vodník emerges from Czech folklore to recount his beguiling tale. Northwest premiere

(Director/Poet: Emma Penaz Eisner, US, 2021, 6 min, in English, with English closed captions)

HUGE choice
In this surreal animation, a characters freedom of choice is shown to be increasingly limited in scope. World premiere

(Director: Oleksandra Krasavtseva, Poet: Joseph Brodsky, Germany, 2021, 3 min, in English & Russian, with English subtitles)

Hey Baby
A passionate love poem tohim? Me? Love itself? World premiere

(Director/Poet: Hanna Ojala, Finland, 2021, 4 min, in English, with no subtitles or captions)

Nomad Palindrome
Nomad Palindrome captures a transient lifestyle that moves both forward and backward at once. The entire poem is a palindrome. World premiere

(Director/Poet: Kai Carlson-Wee, US, 2022, 2 min, in English, with English subtitles)

The Moment Before the Song Begins
A short-form, experimental portrait of the late South Carolina poet Starkey Flythe, Jr. West Coast premiere

(Director: Matthew Buzzell, Poet: Starkey Flythe, Jr., US, 2013, 8 min, in English, with no subtitles or captions)

anathema (anatema)
anathema is a video poem from the artists first book of poetry if said, it can become the truth, edited as two-channel projection. World premiere

(Director/Poet: Jana Radievi, Montenegro, 2021, 2 min, in English & Montenegrin, with English subtitles)

October Eleventh
Our home turned to ice one bitter, cold night. World premiere

(Directors: Damian Gonzalez & Jeremy Weinstein, Poet: Damian Gonzalez, US, 2022, 1 min, in English, with no subtitles or captions)

Deep Ocean (Fundo do Mar)
A video poem about deep ocean. World premiere

(Director: Cristiane Oliveira, Poet: Desiree Jung, Canada, 1 min, in Portuguese, with English subtitles)

Her Love is a Bleeding Tank ()
The narrator of this visual poem is a concentrated expression of delicateness, purity, and virtue who stoically endures a life that takes her ever further from lofty dreams of becoming a celebrated idol. Northwest premiere

(Director/Poet: Anlan Huang, China, 2020, 6 min, in Chinese, with English subtitles)

Weary Blues
At the center of Weary Blues is the archetypal common person, their resilience in the face of despair or despondency, and the role of music in easing lifes woes. The title is from Langston Hughess poem and eponymous first book. Seattle premiere

(Director: Matthew Winters, Poet: Langston Hughes, US, 2022, 5 min, in English, with no subtitles or captions)

Watercolour as a metaphor beyond blood and genes for the bonds that create family. World premiere

(Director/Poet: Kate Sweeney, United Kingdom, 2021, 2 min, in English, with no subtitles or captions)

blue jay
The stories of three strangers looking to escape their mundane lives intersect at an old motel where they learn to confront their own demons.

(Director/Poet: Anthony Matos, US, 2022, 12 min, in English, with no subtitles or captions)


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




Owner: Northwest Film Forum
On BPT Since: May 27, 2004
Northwest Film Forum Team


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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