FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 AT 8PM
Vera Brunner-Sung - Missoula, MT - 83 min
A meditation on displacement and adaptation in the contemporary American West, Bella Vista follows the lives of outsiders in Missoula, Montana. Teaching English to a group of international students, thirty-something Doris finds herself increasingly alone. While she grasps for the connection that might save her, it's her students who understand what it takes to belong.
Brunner-Sung's unobtrusive camera captures objects, people and landscapes in ways that reveal understanding of her characters without the crutch of exposition. It is this formal mastery and human insight that signals the arrival of a major directorial talent.
Shot in only 12 days and directed, written, edited, produced and DP'd by women, Bella Vista had its world premiere at the Rotterdam International Film Festival.
Includes an Opening Reception at 7PM!
Sponsored by Naked City Brewery & Taphouse
Complimentary drinks for ticket holders (21+)!
Northwest Film Forum (View)
1515 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122