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Unstreamable - Poison Ivy [In-Person Only]
Northwest Film Forum
Seattle, WA
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Unstreamable - Poison Ivy [In-Person Only]
Sat Jan 07: 7.00pm PDT
Sun Jan 08: 7.00pm PDT

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

*** Public safety notice ***

NWFF patrons will be required to wear masks that cover both nose and mouth while in the building. Disposable masks are available at the door for those who need them. We are not currently checking vaccination cards. Recent variants of COVID-19 readily infect and spread between individuals regardless of vaccination status.

NWFF is adapting to evolving recommendations to protect the public from COVID-19. Read more about their policies regarding cleaning, masks, and capacity limitations here.

*** Unstreamable's Jas Keimig and Chase Burns will introduce each screening. ***

(Katt Shea, US, 1992, 93 min, in English)

Drew Barrymore, in her breakout role, has a taste for seduction, shitty tattoos, and pushing people off of beautiful marble balconies. All she wants is love!

New Line Cinema initially conscripted Katt Shea to direct a Fatal Attraction with teenagers, she told Dazed. Instead, Shea threw the big studio execs a big middle finger and made a sexed up and weirdly earnest movie about probably the worst friend breakup ever.

This pulpy erotic thriller stars a fresh-out-of-rehab Drew Barrymore as the titular Ivy, an opportunistic teen homewrecker who strikes up a lesbian-esque friendship with the cranky, wealthy Sylvie (Roseannes Sara Gilbert). Quickly, Ivy moves into Sylvies mansion, where the young temptress starts to wreak havoc. She raids Sylvies dying (and hot) mothers closet and graphically seduces Sylvies weak-willed conservative father, played by a nervous-looking Tom Skerritt. As Ivys thirst for love and attention grows stronger, this moneyed family starts to break.

Incensed by the film, New Line Cinema demanded Shea make Ivy pay for her horny crimes. Shea vehemently disagreed and refused to shoot an ending until months after production ended. We wont spoil what happens to the teen seductress, but the studio worked hard to ensure the film tanked at the box office. The studio eventually harvested the IP to make three direct-to-video spinoffs without Shea. But the 1992 film persisted, finding an audience on the home video market. Its since become a cult favorite. True taste reigns supreme.


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 Patron Services Manager at maria@nwfilmforum.org

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