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Moving History Blues Legends [In-Person Only]
Northwest Film Forum
Seattle, WA
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Moving History Blues Legends [In-Person Only]
Sun Nov 06: 4.00pm PDT

Free with RSVP!
Donations to NWFF and MIPoPS welcome.

*** 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

Series - Moving History
About a half century ago, Seattles Folklore Society and UWs Ethnomusicology Program played host to a cavalcade of blues legends: Lightnin Hopkins in 67, Furry Lewis in 68, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee in 70, to name a few. These icons of Black musical history shared their art with Seattle, gigging at local venues, offering lessons, and giving recitals at UWs School of Music.

UW performances were filmed on 16mm by ethnomusicologist Robert Garfias and deposited into the universitys Ethnomusicology Archives. Thanks to recent funding from the National Film Preservation Foundation, a selection of these films has been preserved and digitally scanned. They include performances by virtuosi Son House, Mance Lipscomb, and John Lee Hooker (editors note: get ready to cry ð¤ð-).

Please join us at NWFF on Nov. 6 at 4pm as we screen these short recordings and pay homage to these greats. (Depending on time and interest, a selection of other titles may also be shared!)


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 cris@nwfilmforum.org

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