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Northwest Film Forum

Seattle


Northwest Film Forum is Seattle's premier film arts organization, screening over 200 independently made and classic films annually, offering a year-round schedule of filmmaking classes for all ages, and supporting filmmakers at all stages of their careers.

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Events

Editing Workshop with Anne Fabini

October 20, 2019 1:00 PM

Join award winning editor Anne Fabini for an exploration of her films and discussion of her craft. 
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Chez Jolie Coiffure

October 20, 2019 6:00 PM - October 30, 2019 6:30 PM

Sabines hands move quickly and precisely as she tightly braids hair in her tiny salon. The sign outside offers African, European, or American hairstyles. Sabine is a charismatic, larger than-life personality crammed into a tiny shop in the immigrant Brussels district of Matonge. Here, she and her employees style extensions and glue on lashes while watching soaps, dishing romantic advice, sharing rumors about government programs to legalize migrants, and talking about life back home in West Africa.
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Desolation Center

October 20, 2019 7:00 PM

Desolation Center captures the untold story of a series of Reagan-era guerrilla music and art performance happenings in Southern California that are recognized to have paved the way for Burning Man, Lollapalooza, Coachella, and collective experiences that have become crucial parts of alternative culture in the 21st century. The documentary splices interviews and rare performance footage of Sonic Youth, Minutemen, Meat Puppets, Swans, Redd Kross, Einstürzende Neubauten, Survival Research Laboratories, Savage Republic, and more, documenting a time when pushing the boundaries of music, art, and performance felt like an unspoken obligation.
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The Two Faces of a Bamileke Woman

October 20, 2019 7:30 PM - October 30, 2019 8:00 PM

Rosine Mbakam left Cameroon at 27 to live in Belgium. Seven years laterhaving studied film and married a Europeanshe returns, accompanied by her son. Motivated by a desire to better understand her past and the place she grew up, Rosine is nonetheless surprised by the revelations her mother and other women make in startlingly intimate conversations.
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...and the winners are...: Oray

October 21, 2019 6:30 PM

Oray and Burcu are a young married couple in lovebut like any couple, they fight. During one of these fights, Oray repeats the word talaq three times, which, according to Islamic law, constitutes a divorce. Filled with regret, he consults an imam, who advises that the couple should at least take a three-month break.
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...and the winners are...: Of Fathers and Sons (Kinder des Kalifats)

October 21, 2019 8:30 PM

After his Sundance award-winning documentary Return to Homs, Talal Derki returned to his homeland where he gained the trust of a radical Islamist family, sharing their daily life for over two years. His camera focuses primarily on the children, providing an extremely rare insight into what it means to grow up with a father whose only dream is to establish an Islamic caliphate. Osama (13) and his brother Ayman (12) both love and admire their father and obey his words, but while Osama seems content to follow the path of Jihad, Ayman wants to go back to school.
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...and the winners are...: Styx

October 22, 2019 6:30 PM

A self-assured doctor (Susanne Wolff) goes on a solo yachting trip in the Atlantic and discovers the limits of her resourcefulness upon encountering a refugee-packed vessel thats rapidly taking on water. Director Fischers steady hand powers this tumultuous, sociopolitical thriller on the open water, exploring the topic through a lens that examines both personal and ethical facets while also implicating corporations and nations of privilege for their inaction in the face of a crisis that grows larger every day.
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Beginning Editing with Adobe Premiere Pro CC (Oct. 22, 29, & Nov. 5)

October 22, 2019 6:30 PM

Join Tifa Tomb at Northwest Film Forum to explore the essentials for learning to edit with Adobe Premiere Pro Creative Cloud.
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Kinofest: Balloon

October 22, 2019 7:30 PM

Thüringen, Summer 1979. The Strelzyk and Wetzel families have been working on an audacious plan for more than two years: they want to flee East Germany in a self-made hot-air balloon. But the balloon crash-lands just before the West German border. The Stasi finds traces of the attempted escape and launches immediately an investigation, while the two families are forced, under extreme time pressure, to build a new escape balloon. The Stasi get closer and closer each day a nerve-racking battle against the clock begins
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Kinofest: 25 KM/H

October 22, 2019 8:30 PM

Brothers Christian (43) and Georg (45) have not seen each other for 20 years. They finally cross paths at their fathers funeral, of all places. At first, their radio silence continues. Carpenter Georg cared for their father until his death and manager Christian has not been seen back home for years. But after a booze-fueled wake, the tension between the two of them eases and the brothers drunkenly decide to realize their boyhood dream of driving across Germany on their mopeds. And so begins a journey full of exciting highs and comically dramatic lows; a journey that allows the two brothers to reconnect and leads them to a turning point in their lives.
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Guy Maddin's Seances Member Preview Night!

October 23, 2019 5:30 PM

When you are ushered into the cinema for a Seance, watch closely, for what you are watching will never be seen again. Viewers are admitted in groups of no more than 15, and the experience will be 10 to 20 minutes long. Seances are powered by an indefatigable film-generating-and-destroying machine that deliberately creates films only to render them inaccessible after a single viewing.
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Lit Crawl 2019: Y-WE Youth Poetry Reading

October 24, 2019 5:00 PM

Y-WE cultivates the power of diverse young women to be creative leaders and courageous changemakers through transformative programs within a collaborative community of belonging. We envision a society rooted in social justice, where all young women live their truth, achieve their dreams, and change our world. This event includes readings with Robin Hall, Azure Savage and Lucia Santos.
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Lit Crawl 2019: Poet Salon Podcast

October 24, 2019 6:00 PM

The Poet Salon is a podcast where poets talk over drinks. In each episode, co-hosts Gabrielle Bates, Luther Hughes, and Dujie Tahat answer a question from the audience and then interview a poet they love about some of the issues, challenges, and delights of being a poet today. Recent guests include Hanif Abdurraqib, Lena Khalaf Tuffaha, Ross Gay, and Danez Smith. Who will grace Lit Crawl? Find out!
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Lit Crawl 2019: Where the House Was

October 24, 2019 7:00 PM

It seems so fitting that on the cusp of Halloween, the ghost of old Hugo House shall come upon us. In this event, Cali Kopczick, one of the many amazing people behind Where the House Was, resurrects our beloved old house on the silver screen. Join her as she shows clips from the film and fields any questions about the making of this seminal Seattle work.
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Nocturnal Emissions: Ginger Snaps

October 24, 2019 7:30 PM

This fresh twist on the classic werewolf tale follows death-obsessed teenaged sisters Brigitte and Ginger just as one of them begins experiencing an unexpected coming-of-age transformation. Unlike the boys club that is Teen Wolf, this underrated horror gem uses the awakening of the beast as a parable for burgeoning female sexuality, while still offering up a hella scary thrill ride with a season-appropriate finale set on Halloween Eve.
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Nocturnal Emissions: Series Pass

October 24, 2019 7:30 PM

Nocturnal Emissions is back! This monthly showcase of diversity in horror film features classics of shiver and shudder cinema back on the big screen and presented by Seattles own GOREgeous Hostess of Horrors, Isabella Price, who begins each show with a phantasmagoric burlesque inspired floor show that will leave you trembling!
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Becoming Nobody (Encore)

October 24, 2019 8:00 PM - October 25, 2019 6:00 PM

Becoming Nobody represents the core arc of Ram Dass teachings and life. Through his turns as the scion of an eminent Jewish family from Boston, a rock-star Harvard psychologist, rascally counter-culture adventurer, Eastern holy man, stroke survivor and compassionate caregiver, Ram Dass has worn many hats on his journey, the narrative of which is revealed in this film.
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Guy Maddin's Seances

October 25, 2019 12:00 PM - November 03, 2019 9:00 PM

Seances presents a new way of experiencing film narrative, framed through the lens of loss. In a technical feat of data-driven cinematic storytelling, films are dynamically assembled in never-to-be-repeated configurations. Each exists only in the moment, with no pausing, scrubbing or sharing permitted, offering the audience just one chance to see this film before it disappears.
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Burls Tears of Joy Ambient Music Crying Party

October 25, 2019 8:00 PM

Motivational speaker and parenting lifestyle coach Burl Dirkman has devoted his life to telling people about the healing power of babies, plus he does some light carpentry on the side. In his first full-length show, Burl leads the audience on an emotional journey set to the strains of ambient music. Hell share his play-philosophy of love and acceptance, show some of his favorite YouTube videos to get the tears flowing, and talk to some very special guests about their feelings. Seattle Met called Burl funny and touching, and part character study, part comedy, part earnest attempt at connection.
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Camera Operation and Techniques

October 26, 2019 11:00 AM

This workshop will cover camera setup, operation, and DSLR functions. Youll learn about the artistic advantages of DSLR cameras, and what types of shoots would require a different camera.
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Archangel

October 26, 2019 4:30 PM

Literally a film like no other, this weird, wild and extraordinary photoplay is both melodrama and deadpan parody. With striking black and white cinematography and stylized set design, Guy Maddin tells a tale of obsessive love in the arctic Russian town of Archangel, where Bolsheviks, White Russians and German Huns converge during World War I.
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Tales from the Gimli Hospital

October 26, 2019 4:30 PM

Guy Maddin's outrageously bizarre debut was one of the big hits of the 1980s midnight movie circuit. Reckless envy, unconsummated passions and necrophilia set the tone for these surreal tales shared by two patients confined during a turn-of-the-century smallpox epidemic.
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Careful

October 26, 2019 7:30 PM

Guy Maddins early masterpiece takes place in a 19th-century Alpine village where the wary residents adult, child and animal! must speak softly and tread lightly lest they cause an avalanche. But sexual frenzies teem in this world of repression, setting off incestuous love triangles and quadrangles with deadly consequences. Bathed in lurid, luminescent tints, Careful resembles a vintage melodrama from another planet something that could only emerge from the singular mind of Maddin.
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My Winnipeg

October 27, 2019 7:30 PM

The geographical dead center of North America and the beloved birthplace of Guy Maddin, Winnipeg is the frosty and mysterious star of Maddins docu-fantasia. A work of memory and imagination, the film burrows into what the director calls the heart of the heart of the continent, conjuring a city as delightful as it is fearsome, populated by sleepwalkers and hockey aficionados. Take part in Winnipegs epic annual scavenger hunt! Pay your respects to the racehorses forever frozen in the river! Help judge the yearly Golden Boy pageant! What is real and what is fantasy is left up to the viewer to sort out in Maddins hypnotic, expertly conceived paean to that wonderful and terrifying place known as My Hometown.
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Kinofest: Fair Traders: True Stories of Ethical Business

October 28, 2019 6:00 PM

Three players in the free-market economy assume responsibility for society and subsequent generations: they practice sustainability. The film examines various stages in the careers of successful entrepreneurs who operate on a local, national and international level and deliver on their promise of a sustainable future.
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The 3rd Nightmare Emporium Horror Film Anthology

October 28, 2019 7:00 PM - October 30, 2019 7:00 PM

The Nightmare Emporium is a collection of dark stories based on objects found in a curiosity shop. Sixteen Seattle-based filmmakers have chosen artifacts from a selection of oddities hand-picked by the mysterious and sinister Shopkeeper, who has spent decades building a collection of strange and terrible relics. The Shopkeeper invites you to enjoy 2019s never-before-seen anthology of independent horror films. But be warned; even if you survive physically, we cannot be held responsible for shattered souls and psyches
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Kinofest: The Reformer: A Life's Tale (Zwingli)

October 28, 2019 8:00 PM

Zurich, 1519. Arriving with nothing but his impassioned eloquence and radical ideas (e.g. clerics should be free to marry who they chooseradical even today), a young priest sparks a revolution that would challenge the Catholic stronghold over the people, reforming a faith, a nation, and the world. Based on the extraordinary life of Ulrich Zwingli, this lush historical epic reveals how one mans powerful words and deeds took aim against the tyranny of the time and its suffocating religious strictures. Amid charges of blasphemy and heresy, Zwinglis denunciation of Biblical hypocrisy slowly begins to sway others to his side, including Anna, a devout widow with a passion for learning. As Zwinglis controversial positions advance the city toward civil war, his deep bond with Anna is at stake. Multiple award-winning director Stefan Haupt (The Circle) and lead actor Maximilian Simonischek (The Divine Order) craft an intensely vibrant reconstruction of a pivotal moment in Swiss history and an incendiary romance set amid a period of intense transition.
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Kinofest: Alfons Jitterbit Countdown to Chaos (Alfons Zitterbacke Das Chaos ist Zurück)

October 29, 2019 6:00 PM

What would Alfons Zitterbacke give to be a great athlete, a super student and an astronaut, just like Alexander Gerst. But that isnt what his world looks like. The 11-year-old stumbles from one mishap to the next. Everyone seems to gang up on him. Unfair teachers, vicious classmates and a very strict father generally make life miserable for him until out of the clear blue, an aircraft competition offers the opportunity to participate in an astronaut camp, and Alfons sees his chance. At last he can show the world what a brilliant inventor he is particularly Emilia, the new girl in class. The only trouble is that Alfonss rival, Nico, also decides to take part in the competition and challenges him to a dual: Are you chicken or what? In his dilemma, Alfons drags his best friend Benni, into the affair, and now theres no way out: They have to win the competition. But how?
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Kinofest: How About Adolf? (Der Vorname)

October 29, 2019 8:00 PM

It should have been a wonderful evening. Stephan (Christoph Maria Herbst) and Elisabeth have invited their family and friends for dinner, but as soon as Thomas (Florian David Fitz) announces that he and his pregnant girlfriend are planning to name their unborn son Adolf, things get out of hand. A bitter confrontation ensues revealing a clash of egos as truths are dragged to light, kicking and screaming. As the evening escalates and unforgivable things are said on all sides, the argument about baby names turns into a feast of childhood transgressions and hidden passions, served up for all to enjoy.
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Dollhouse

October 31, 2019 8:00 PM - November 02, 2019 8:00 PM

Simone Pin presents Dollhouse, a Southern Gothic burlesque. Welcome to the dark side, yall where you can find a dose of sinister, a dash of grotesque, and a whole lotta sin. What twisted secrets are Mama and her Dollhouse Coven keeping? What delusional dreams nest behind those charming doll eyes? Prepare to have a hauntingly beautiful time in the Dollhouse, and dont let the door hit ya where the good lord split ya, darlin!
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Cameraless Filmmaking: Photograms and Ray-o-grams

November 02, 2019 11:00 AM

For fans of direct animation, contact printing, and photograms, this is a dream. No filmmaking experience is required to participate.
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Lighting for Film and Media

November 02, 2019 11:00 AM

Learn and practice the lighting setups for interviews and portraits, get the most out of available lighting and resources to get a professional look.
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Stage Russia HD Boris Eifman's Brothers Karamazov

November 03, 2019 7:00 PM

The Brothers Karamazov is the epitome of Fyodor Dostoevskys creative work, the acme of the philosophic investigation carried out by this colossal and restless mind throughout his life. World renowned choreographer Boris Eifman offers a remarkable vision of the core ideas within the novel, expanding upon them though body language as a way of exploring the origins of the moral devastation of the Karamazovs; creating through choreographic art an equivalent of what Dostoyevsky investigated so masterfully in his book, the excruciating burden of destructive passions and evil heredity.
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Kinofest: Brecht

November 04, 2019 3:00 PM

Bertolt Brecht, a theatre revolutionary, poet of the state, outsider, looks back on his life in 1956, the year of his death, in East Berlin: from provocations in the Augsburg of the First World War, to the early poetic and amorous height flights in Munich and Berlin in the 1920s, his escape from Hitler and US exile, followed by his later years caught in a dilemma between timeless classic and a failing GDR class fighter, an inflexible free man and a compromised Artist.
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Kinofest: Rocca Changes the World (Rocca Verändert die Welt)

November 05, 2019 6:00 PM

With never-ending optimism, Rocca and her friends prove that even children have the power to change the world.
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Kinofest: The Tobacconist (Der Trafikant)

November 05, 2019 8:00 PM

A tender, heart-breaking story about one young man and his friendship with Sigmund Freud (Bruno Ganz) during the Nazi occupation of Vienna.
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For Sama

November 06, 2019 7:00 PM - November 10, 2019 7:30 PM

For Sama is both an intimate and epic journey into the female experience of war. A love letter from a young mother to her daughter, the film tells the story of Waad al-Kateabs life through five years of the uprising in Aleppo, Syria as she falls in love, gets married and gives birth to Sama, all while cataclysmic conflict rises around her.
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Super-8 Hotel

November 07, 2019 7:00 PM

Dont believe the people who tell you film is dead. This opening program samples the astonishing Super-8 work that is being made all around the world and right here in Seattle, featuring films from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Greece, Italy, Ireland, the UK and the US. Several films incorporate found footage and/or home movie footage. All films are shot on Super-8 film and transferred to digital.
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Trapped Ghosts

November 07, 2019 9:00 PM

A mostly Super-8 program with an edgy vibe. These films are shot on Super-8 or 16mm film; each is a reflection on loss, corruption, disappearance, nostalgia, power and change. Several of the films incorporate found footage, manipulated physically or digitally. All are shot on Super-8 or 16mm film and transferred to digital.
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Spotlight on Janice Findley

November 08, 2019 7:00 PM

Beloved local filmmaker Janice Findley shows her work and reflects on her oeuvre, while preparing to step behind the camera again to produce a new body of work.
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Closing Night Expanded Cinema Performance and Party

November 08, 2019 8:00 PM

On Saturday night, the Olympia-based filmmaking collective Crackpot Crafters bring their special brand of localloop craziness to the festival in a multi-projector, multi-dimensional cinematic performance. Images are cast by a collection of 16mm projectors, each operated by different artists, onto parachutes, screens and disco balls while the audience is free to stroll through and around the installation, drinks in hand! Each guest receives a free drink with their ticket at the Tin Table bar.
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Rabid

November 08, 2019 8:00 PM - November 10, 2019 7:00 PM

Picking up where his taboo-busting Shivers left off, Rabid is the next-level iteration of David Cronenbergs obsession with sexual body horror as a late-nite creature feature.
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Senses of Time

November 08, 2019 9:00 PM

Films about the play of time in filmmaking, including animation and time-lapse techniques.
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Sounds Good

November 09, 2019 11:00 AM

Sounds Good covers the basics of production audio will leave participants with a deeper understanding of sound on set.
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Indigenous Showcase Words from a Bear

November 09, 2019 4:00 PM

Words from a Bear examines the enigmatic life and mind of Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Navarro Scott Momaday, one of Native Americas most celebrated authors of poetry and prose. The film visually captures the essence of Momadays writings, relating each written line to his unique American experience representing ancestry, place, and oral history. Cinematically this story takes audiences on a spiritual journey through the expansive landscapes of the West, when Momadays Kiowa ancestors roamed the Great Plains with herds of buffalo, to the sand-painted valleys of Jemez Pueblo, New Mexico, where his imagination ripened and he showed superior writing skills as a young mission student.
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Please Step Out of the Frame

November 09, 2019 4:00 PM

Films that, for the most part, elide the human figure in favor of abstraction, handmade film, direct animation, and urban and rural landscapes.
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Nailed It

November 09, 2019 6:30 PM

A fortuitous encounter with 20 Vietnamese refugee women and The Birds actress Tippi Hedren in 1975 sparked the Asian nail salon as we know it. This hour-long documentary presents a lineage of legacy moment in nails, like Mantrap, the first nail salon chain to cater specifically to Black women. The democratization of the manicure fans the fire of Vietnamese discount nail salons blazing across the country.
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Satoshi Kon Retrospective Perfect Blue

November 10, 2019 4:00 PM - November 13, 2019 7:00 PM

Perfect Blue, the groundbreaking and rarely screened first film from the legendary director Satoshi Kon (Paprika, Paranoia Agent), returns to theaters for its 20th anniversary in a brand new digital transfer.
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Moving History XI: Activism in the Archives

November 10, 2019 5:00 PM

Join Moving Image Preservation of Puget Sound for another installment of our archival screening night! This edition of Moving History will explore the endless varieties of activism present in local archives! Before the screening, there will be an introduction presented by Seattle Municipal Archives. Following the screening, well hold a Q&A session with MIPoPS staff and participating institution representatives.
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Everybody's Everything

November 12, 2019 7:00 PM - November 23, 2019 7:00 PM

Creating a unique mix of punk, emo and trap, Lil Peep was set to bring a new musical genre to the mainstream when he died of a drug overdose at just 21 years old. From the streets of Long Beach and Los Angeles to studios in London and sold out tours in Russia, the artist born Gustav Ahr touched countless lives through his words, his sound and his very being.
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DSLR Videography (November 2019)

November 13, 2019 6:30 PM

Come explore the basics of DSLR video filmmaking! Using our Canon 60D, this class covers standard camera functions and the artistic possibilities of DSLR cameras.
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Fast Color

November 13, 2019 7:30 PM - November 17, 2019 8:45 PM

Hunted by mysterious forces, a young woman (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) with supernatural abilities must go on the run when her powers are discovered. With nowhere else to go, she flees back to her family and the farmhouse she abandoned long ago. There, while being pursued by the local Sheriff (David Strathairn), she begins to mend the broken relationships with her mother (Lorraine Toussaint) and daughter (Saniyya Sidney) and learns that the power she needed was inside her all along.
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Nocturnal Emissions: Attack the Block

November 14, 2019 7:30 PM

Before battling creatures on other planets, Attack the Block co-stars John Boyega (AKA Finn from the newest Star Wars trilogy) and Jodie Whitaker (AKA the current Doctor Who) defended our very own planet from a horde of invading extraterrestrial monsters! Joe Cornishs fast, funny, and frightening creature feature turns the residents of a South London low-income apartment complex including a group of tough street kids, a young nurse, and a blissed-out pot dealer (Nick Frost) into unlikely heroes who defend their homes and save the world by kicking some outer space ass!
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Stage Russia HD Count Orlov Musical

November 15, 2019 7:00 PM

The Moscow Operetta Theatres Count Orlov Musical is a remarkable tale of love and betrayal based on one of the most dramatic episodes in the history of the Russian Empire. Brilliantly told by renowned playwright and poet July Kim with music composed by Roman Ignatyev (the same team behind Anna Karenina Musical and The Count of Monte Cristo), the lavish production is set in the second half of the 18th century during the reign of Catherine the Great.
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Strange Negotiations

November 15, 2019 7:30 PM - November 20, 2019 7:30 PM

After renouncing his long-held Christian beliefs and walking away from his critically-acclaimed band, Pedro the Lion, musician David Bazan retreated into a solitary life of touring solo, struggling to rebuild his worldview and career from the ground up, and to support his family of four. Strange Negotiations finds David a decade into his journey, during which he has become a sort of reluctant prophet to Americans reeling from their countrys own crisis of faith highlighted during the 2016 presidential election.
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Producing for Film and Media

November 16, 2019 11:00 AM

Learn about producing for a client video, including pre-production, production and post production and what the producer does during each.
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Puget Soundtrack: Erin Jorgensen presents The Night of the Hunter

November 16, 2019 8:00 PM

A tall, handsome preacher his knuckles eerily tattooed with love and hate roams the countryside, spreading the gospel and leaving a trail of murdered women in his wake. To Reverend Harry Powell (Robert Mitchum), the work of the Lord has more to do with condemning souls than saving them, especially when his own interests are involved. Now his sights are set on $10,000 and two little children are the only ones who know where it is. Chillldren! the preacher croons to the terrified boy and girl hiding in the cold, dark cellar innocent young lambs who refuse to be led astray.
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Dollhouse (Encore)

November 21, 2019 8:00 PM - November 23, 2019 8:00 PM

Simone Pin presents Dollhouse, a Southern Gothic burlesque. Welcome to the dark side, yall where you can find a dose of sinister, a dash of grotesque, and a whole lotta sin. What twisted secrets are Mama and her Dollhouse Coven keeping? What delusional dreams nest behind those charming doll eyes? Prepare to have a hauntingly beautiful time in the Dollhouse, and dont let the door hit ya where the good lord split ya, darlin!
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Scriptwriting and Storyboarding

November 23, 2019 11:00 AM

Learn professional scriptwriting format and structure, get an overview of current software options, and storyboarding techniques.
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Takeaways: Animated Portraits

November 23, 2019 11:00 AM

In this workshop, students will get an introduction to animation by learning how to make a moving portrait in Adobe After Effects.
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Sundance Indigenous Shorts

November 24, 2019 3:00 PM - November 27, 2019 7:30 PM

A new collaboration between Sundance Institutes Indigenous Program and Art House Convergence (AHC), a North American coalition of community-based, mission-driven movie theaters, was announced by Sundance Institutes Indigenous Program Director N. Bird Runningwater (Cheyenne/Mescalero Apache) at the Toronto International Film Festival. The collaboration will bring six Indigenous short films from Sundance Institute Fellows to select AHC theaters in North America during Novembers annual celebration of National Native American and Alaska Native Heritage Month.
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Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice

November 24, 2019 7:30 PM - November 27, 2019 7:00 PM

Since she burst onto the music scene in 1967, Linda Ronstadts extraordinary vocal range and ambition has created unforgettable songs across rock, pop, country, folk ballads, American standards, classic Mexican music and soul. As the most popular female recording artist of the 1970s with songs like Youre No Good, When Will I Be Loved, and Blue Bayou Ronstadt filled huge arenas and produced an astounding eleven Platinum albums. Ronstadt was the first artist to top the Pop, Country, and R&B charts simultaneously, she won 10 Grammy Awards® on 26 nominations and attained a level of stardom the Tucson native could never have imagined.
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Sátántangó

November 29, 2019 2:00 PM - December 01, 2019 2:00 PM

This seminal work of slow cinema follows members of a defunct agricultural collective living in a seemingly post-apocalyptic landscape in the long shadow of Communism who, on the heels of a large financial windfall, set out to leave their village. As a few of the villagers secretly conspire to take off with all of the earnings for themselves, a mysterious messianic character, long thought dead, returns to the village, altering the course of everyones lives forever.
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In My Room

November 29, 2019 7:00 PM - December 01, 2019 7:00 PM

Lost in life and beset by a recent passing, Armin has nowhere to go and just as much to show for himself. Fate (or something like it) intervenes when Armin awakes one morning and discovers that seemingly all of humanity has disappeared, leaving him to his limited devices and opening the door for self-discovery but the gift of maximum freedom bears complications.
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Applied Cinematography (December)

December 02, 2019 6:30 PM

Discover what you need to know in order to choose the correct framing and tools to paint with light in your next short film or video project.
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And With Him Came the West

December 06, 2019 7:00 PM

After the moment of the Gunfight at the OK Corral in late 1881, Wyatt Earp became famous in his own time. He was already known within the western territories as a tough lawman. The gunfight represented the epitome of what the wild west stood for: good guys against bad guys in a thrilling duel.
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Force of Nature Natalia

December 08, 2019 7:00 PM

From BAFTA-winning director Gerry Fox, a portrait of dance superstar Natalia Osipova which combines unique access to the rehearsal rooms of the Royal Ballet with Natalias contemporary dance projects, providing an unparalleled glimpse into the working life of a great dance artist.
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Nocturnal Emissions: The Masque of the Red Death

December 12, 2019 7:30 PM

While the plague rages outside in the small Italian province, the Satan-worshipping prince stays confined to the sanctuary of his castle with his aristocratic guests. Inside, all is revelry and cruelty until, during the great masque which crowns the princes entertainment, the Red Death enters the dance and the guests succumb to the plague one by one. Based on the classic tale by Edgar Allan Poe.
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Takeaways: Foley Sound

December 14, 2019 11:00 AM

In this workshop, students will learn how to create, record and edit foley sound effects for a short film.
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Stage Russia HD Children of the Sun

January 05, 2020 3:00 PM

Written during the abortive Russian Revolution of 1905, Maxim Gorkys brilliant darkly comic Children of the Sun depicts the new middle-class, foolish, perhaps, but likable, as they flounder, philosophize, and yearn for meaning, all while being totally blind to their impending annihilation. Multi-award-winning director Timofey Kulyabins (Three Sisters, Onegin) modernized production, set in 1999 at Stanford University, focuses on the interplay between the characters, the relationships formed and broken, sparring over culture and the cosmos, barely sensing that their own privileged world is in jeopardy.
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Ten Percent Luck (January 2020)

January 10, 2020 7:00 PM

Ten Percent Luck is a Seattle comedy showcase bringing stand-up and improv together under one roof. Each night features one of the citys top comics performing as a guest centerpiece for two community-beloved improv teams, each challenged to make up a hilarious show based on the stand-up set you just saw all on the spot. Hosted by Yeah Okay and partnering with some of the citys biggest names, this is a daring multilayered comedy show unlike any other.
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Ten Percent Luck (February 2020)

February 14, 2020 7:00 PM

Ten Percent Luck is a Seattle comedy showcase bringing stand-up and improv together under one roof. Each night features one of the citys top comics performing as a guest centerpiece for two community-beloved improv teams, each challenged to make up a hilarious show based on the stand-up set you just saw all on the spot. Hosted by Yeah Okay and partnering with some of the citys biggest names, this is a daring multilayered comedy show unlike any other.
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Ten Percent Luck (March 2020)

March 13, 2020 7:00 PM

Ten Percent Luck is a Seattle comedy showcase bringing stand-up and improv together under one roof. Each night features one of the citys top comics performing as a guest centerpiece for two community-beloved improv teams, each challenged to make up a hilarious show based on the stand-up set you just saw all on the spot. Hosted by Yeah Okay and partnering with some of the citys biggest names, this is a daring multilayered comedy show unlike any other.
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Ten Percent Luck (April 2020)

April 10, 2020 7:00 PM

Ten Percent Luck is a Seattle comedy showcase bringing stand-up and improv together under one roof. Each night features one of the citys top comics performing as a guest centerpiece for two community-beloved improv teams, each challenged to make up a hilarious show based on the stand-up set you just saw all on the spot. Hosted by Yeah Okay and partnering with some of the citys biggest names, this is a daring multilayered comedy show unlike any other.
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Northwest Film Forum
Northwest Film Forum

Address
1515 12th Ave
Seattle 98122


Phone
206-329-2629

Email
louie@nwfilmforum.org

Website
http://www.nwfilmforum.org/

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