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DOUBLE FEATURE: No Maps On My Taps + About Tap [In-Person Only]
Northwest Film Forum
Seattle, WA
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DOUBLE FEATURE: No Maps On My Taps + About Tap [In-Person Only]
Sat Oct 08: 4.00pm PDT
Wed Oct 12: 7.00pm PDT
Thu Oct 13: 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 at bit.ly/nwffcovidsafety

George T. Nierenberg
1h 25m

Series - Earshot Jazz Films

** A stage-shaking, dynamite documentary double-feature, co-presented with Earshot Jazz! Take in two of Milestones most toe-tapping tributes to the rhythm that makes life worth livin  for the price of just one show. **

No Maps On My Taps
(George T. Nierenberg, US, 1979, 58 min, in English)

About Tap
(George T. Nierenberg, US, 1985, 27 min, in English)

Filmed at a time when there was a question of tap dances survival, George Nierenbergs remarkable No Maps On My Taps offered brilliant insight into this indigenous American art form. The films incandescent artistry helped bring about a renaissance that has thrived to this day.

The remarkable spirit of tap dancers and their history provides a joyous backdrop for intimate portraits of hoofers Sandman Sims, Chuck Green and Bunny Briggs. The three legendary tap artists may have represented very different aesthetics but they shared a solidarity of spirit and tales of a long life on the road. About Tap, Nierenbergs brilliant and blissful followup film, introduces Gregory Hines, who shares his childhood memories of watching and imitating the tap dance greats at the Apollo Theater.

Taken together, Nierenbergs extraordinary documentaries tell the story of tap as a powerful expression of Black heritage and culture.


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 Patron Services Manager at cris@nwfilmforum.org

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