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Alien Boy: The Life and Death of James Chasse
Northwest Film Forum
Seattle, WA
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Alien Boy: The Life and Death of James Chasse
Mar 07 - Mar 13

(Jason Renaud and Brian Lindstrom, United States, 2013, DCP, 90 min)

Local Sightings Festival award winner!

Friday, Mar 07 at 07:00PM
Friday, Mar 07 at 09:00PM
Saturday, Mar 08 at 07:00PM
Saturday, Mar 08 at 09:00PM
Sunday, Mar 09 at 07:00PM
Sunday, Mar 09 at 09:00PM
Monday, Mar 10 at 01:00PM
Monday, Mar 10 at 03:00PM
Monday, Mar 10 at 07:00PM
Tuesday, Mar 11 at 07:00PM
Tuesday, Mar 11 at 09:00PM
Wednesday, Mar 12 at 07:00PM
Wednesday, Mar 12 at 09:00PM
Thursday, Mar 13 at 07:00PM
Thursday, Mar 13 at 09:00PM
Early in its musical history, the Portland punk scene saw the emergence of a magazine, the Oregon Organizm, written and edited by an influential band member of the time, James Chasse. With a close friend performing as lead singer of The Wipersan influential punk band that made an impact on groups like NirvanaJames became a well-known member of his society.

In 2006, tragedy struck, when James died during a highly controversial arrest by Portland police in downtown. Following the case, many people looked into the history of James Chasse, from his early punk years to his mental illness and the effects it had on the musician and his community.

This documentary follows his musical rise, decline and tribulations, along with a modern perspective on a police case increasingly relevant today.


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




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