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Cadence 2022 - What is hidden needs to be seen
Northwest Film Forum
Seattle, WA
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Cadence 2022 - What is hidden needs to be seen
Watch online: Apr. 21 - May 1, 2022

Watch in person: Apr. 22 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]

Taking its title from a poem written in morse code and light, this showcase offers meditations on how we present ourselveswhere we come from, who we call family, how we communicate. Some works play with a visual language of omission and distortion while others lay bare their lineage and histories, both approaches ask for understanding and recognition. Using persona, art practice, and movement, these works reveal a poetry of visibility.

Films in this program:
Gold Token
An experimental musical poem that explores Black ancestry, culture, and cyclical growing pains.

(Director/Poet: Ewurakua Dawson-Amoah, US, 7 min, in English, with no subtitles or captions)

Surrealist poem
Surrealist poem by four year-old Oiva Kova, written the same spring that his beloved grandfather passed away, in a language he invented himself.

(Director: Sanna Telkki-Kova, Poet: Oiva Kova, Finland, 2019, 2 min, in English & Finnish, with English subtitles)

untitled ( performance )
A digital poem juxtaposed with a 3D scan. The black chamber is the first one, after the white noise. The chamber, silent, just fine. I see the bridge, the mirrored sphere, the transparent canvas, the interactive draw. Not opaque, projected, reflected, the prism form.

(Directors: Ruxandra Mitache & Andrei Mitache, Poet: Ruxandra Mitache, Romania, 2018, 10 min, nonverbal, with hardcoded English text)

Heron 19542002
A visual eulogy that materializes the process of overdue bereavement. World premiere

(Director: Alexis McCrimmon, US, 2022, 4 min, nonverbal, with hardcoded English text)

A visual adaptation of poems from the book Words In My Head, which explore emotions surrounding, gender, sexual orientation, blackness, and feminism through the eye of a gay director from the homophobic African country of Nigeria. US premiere

(Director/Poet: Ayodeji Otuyelu, US, 2021, 18 min, in English, with no subtitles or captions)

corps minéral
corps minéral proposes an introspective experience inspired by geological transformations and layers of memory, whether they are contained in earth and rocks, or in our cells. US premiere

(Director: Charline Dally & Gabrielle Harnois-Blouin, Poet: Charline Dally, Canada, 2021, 5 min, in English & French with English subtitles)

An exploration of the artists connection to the Bindi as an Indian American woman, calling out Western societys rejection of minority cultural expression yet acceptance of its fetishization in pop cultureappropriation under the guise of appreciation.

(Director/Poet: Mayuri Bhandari, US, 2021, 5 min, in English, with English subtitles)

do not forget (Jangan Lupa)
From its source, an instructional pamphlet given to Indonesians by the Dutch to effectuate their integration, Jangan Lupa develops into a tribute to the search for real, non-performative belonging.

(Director: Jeremy Flohr, Poet: Robin Block, Netherlands, 2021, 4 min, in English & Dutch, with no subtitles or captions)

There's a certain Slant of light
Leaves, shadows, and landscape reveal the words of Emily Dickinsons poem, Theres a certain Slant of light, accompanied by the notes of Schoenberg and sounds of a winter garden. World premiere

(Director: Susan McCann, Poet: Emily Dickinson, US, 2022, 5 min, in English, with no subtitles or captions)

Frozen Cry (Llanto Congelado)
Frozen Cry is a tear of freezing water that overflows, dedicated to Colombian poet Lilián Pallares, her niece Mia Gill, and Minnie the cat. US premiere

(Director: Charles Olsen, Poet: Lilián Pallares, Spain, 2022, 5 min, in Spanish, with English subtitles)

A man and a woman. A meeting, and the complex feelings that flow from it. West coast premiere

(Director/Poet: Bryam Kinkela, France, 2021, 4 min, in French, with English subtitles)

An ephemeral, luminous poetic phrase floats from a distant ship to the viewers shore.

(Bill Psarras, Greece, 2021, 8 min, nonverbal, with English intertitles)


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





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