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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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People's Republic of Desire

December 16, 2018 4:00 PM - December 16, 2018 7:00 PM

Shen Man is a middling singer. Big Li is a mediocre comedian. Each makes thousands of dollars a month as a live-stream video host on the Chinese website YY. As live-streaming becomes one of the most popular forms of entertainment in China, the wealthy and the poor alike have the power to turn hosts into idols. The popularity of the hosts is built on the foundation of poor fans (diaosi), who enter the hosts showroom and view the live-stream. As a host becomes more popular they attract wealthy patrons, who will pay the host up to five figures a month for their attention. Then a host signs with a talent agency, who will spend money to increase the hosts popularity while taking a percentage of what the host earns off that popularity. And thats after YY takes their 60% cut.
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December 16, 2018 4:30 PM - December 20, 2018 7:30 PM

Rocío Molina puts so much of her soul into her dancing that it scares her mother. Her unique style of performance combines the rigorous percussive movement of traditional flamenco with improvised choreography. She calls it Impulso. The movements begin as an intuition within her body, pass through her senses, and manifest themselves outward in a unique moment of what she describes as absolute truth.
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Cine Mexicano: '70s Art House The Other Virginity

December 16, 2018 7:30 PM

Laura and Eva, two waitresses, meet with Adrián, a delivery boy whose father treats him harshly. Adrián and his friend Luis go to a cabaret with the waitresses Laura falls in love with the timid Luis, and Eva gives herself to Adrián.
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December 17, 2018 3:15 PM - December 20, 2018 7:00 PM

Burning is the searing examination of an alienated young man, Jongsu, a frustrated introvert whose already difficult life is complicated by the appearance of two people into his orbit: first, Haemi, a spirited woman who offers romantic possibility, and Ben (Steven Yeun, Okja, The Walking Dead), a wealthy and sophisticated young man she returns from a trip with. When Jongsu learns of Bens mysterious hobby and Haemi suddenly disappears, his confusion and obsession begin to mount, culminating in a stunning finale.
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Intimate Confessions of a Chinese Courtesan

December 19, 2018 7:30 PM

** Sponsored by Confucius Institute of the State of Washington **
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On Her Shoulders

January 04, 2019 7:30 PM - January 10, 2019 8:00 PM

Twenty-three-year-old and 2018 Nobel Peace Prize winner, Nadia Murads life is a dizzying array of exhausting undertakingsfrom giving testimony before the U.N. to visiting refugee camps to soul-baring media interviews and one-on-one meetings with top government officials. With deep compassion and a formal precision and elegance that matches Nadias calm and steely demeanor, filmmaker Alexandria Bombach follows this strong-willed young woman, who survived the 2014 genocide of the Yazidis in Northern Iraq and escaped the hands of ISIS to become a relentless beacon of hope for her people, even when at times she longs to lay aside this monumental burden and simply have an ordinary life. Description courtesy of Oscilloscope.
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The Trouble With Wolves

January 04, 2019 8:00 PM - January 06, 2019 7:30 PM

Wolves loom large in cultural imagination of the American West. From murderous beasts to majestic beings, these controversial creatures represent both the wild danger of the Western territory and the fierce independence of the land itself. Today, wolves find themselves at the center of one of the most heated wildlife conservation debates of our timethe fight over the reintroduction of wolves into national parks in the mountain West and their spread into private territory.
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Seattle Arabian Nights Festival 2019

January 05, 2019 4:00 PM

Seattle Arabian Nights Festival seeks out and presents contemporary short films from all over the globe that provide insight into the artistic spirit, complexity, and diversity of the Arab world. Their goal is to empower new Arab storytelling talents by creating a unique ecosystem that connects and supports Arab film and media projects. Discover cinemas next great genius at Seattle Arabian Nights!
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Mississippi Records American Tour 2019

January 05, 2019 8:00 PM

A mix of film, audio, slides and lecture presented by Mississippi Records founder Eric Isaacson. This presentation attempts to tell the entire history of recorded music in 90 minutes from the first star being born to the current age of bizarre technology. A psychedelic and entertaining approach is favored over anything academic.
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Open Script Read

January 07, 2019 6:30 PM - December 02, 2019 6:30 PM

Join Northwest Film Forum for a monthly Open Script Read, every first Monday! Local screenwriters and filmmakers may submit 10 pages of their original work in order to hear a live table read, with an ensemble of professional actors, and get feedback from both actors and other participants.
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Come Drink With Me

January 09, 2019 7:30 PM

One of cinemas greatest personifications of the martial arts. Shaw Brothers filmmaker King Hu revolutionized wuxia films with cinematography reminiscent of Chinese painting, kinetic camera moves, innovative action choreography and meticulous period production design, all melded into female-forward fist-and-sword tales. His breakthrough Come Drink with Me put vibrant 19-year-old dancer-slash-actress Cheng Peipei on the action film map as Golden Swallow, a generals daughter tasked with rescuing her brother from the clutches of bandits, managing to take on all opponents with several breathtaking bounds. (Metrograph)
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Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes

January 10, 2019 7:30 PM - January 11, 2019 7:30 PM

Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes is a necessary and powerful film that fuses the personal, the political, and the just plain surreal as it charts the origin, rise, and downfall of Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes.
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Over the Limit

January 11, 2019 8:00 PM - January 13, 2019 7:00 PM

Over the Limit shows how the successful Russian system for training athletes transgresses boundaries. Elite rhythmic gymnast Rita Mamun has reached a crucial moment in her career. Shes soon to retire, but has one final goal set out for her: winning Olympic gold. A nail-biting behind-the-scenes drama about the intense physical and mental labor put into a sport that thrives on its beautiful aesthetics.
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Dead Souls

January 12, 2019 12:00 PM - January 13, 2019 12:00 PM

In Gansu Province, northwest China, lie the remains of countless prisoners abandoned in the Gobi Desert sixty years ago. Deemed ultra-rightists in the Communist Partys Anti-Rightist campaign of 1957, they starved to death in the Jiabiangou and Mingshui reeducation camps.
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Beginning Editing with Adobe Premiere Pro CC (Jan 16, 23 and 30)

January 16, 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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DSLR Videography (Jan. 16th + 23rd)

January 16, 2019 6:30 PM

Explore the basics of DSLR filmmaking in our popular DSLR workshop! Learn to manually control exposure on DSLR cameras to create professional video content.
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Golden Swallow

January 16, 2019 7:30 PM

The indomitable team of director Chang Cheh (Five Deadly Venoms) and martial arts choreographer Lau Kar-leung (director of 36th Chamber of Shaolin) continues the compelling saga of Golden Swallow from King Hus Come Drink with Me in this sequel of heartbreaking romance, jianghu intrigue and stunning action.
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2018 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour

January 16, 2019 8:00 PM - January 18, 2019 7:30 PM

The 2018 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour is a 91-minute theatrical program of seven short films selected from this years Festival, widely considered the premier showcase for short films and the launchpad for many now-prominent independent filmmakers for more than 30 years. Including fiction, documentary and animation from around the world, the 2018 program offers new audiences a taste of what the Festival offers, from laugh-out-loud comedy to contemplative reflections of the world we live in.
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Nocturnal Emissions - Series Pass

January 17, 2019 7:30 PM

This spine-tingling, bloodcurdling series celebrates diversity in horror film with four classics of shiver-and-shudder cinema. Presented by Seattles own Oprah of the Underworld, our Hostess of Horrors, Isabella Price, will open each screening with a phantasmagoric burlesque floor show that will leave you trembling! Mark your calendars with a skull and crossbones so as not to miss out on these eviscerating evenings of grisly screams, fiendish shrieks, and supernatural delights.
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January 17, 2019 7:30 PM

At age 23, Don Coscarelli wrote, produced, and directed this prog-rock-tinged indie creeptacular about a brave family in a small Oregon town who dare to defy a sinister, otherworldly undertaker known only as The Tall Man, portrayed in an iconic performance by booming-voiced, 6-foot-4-inch actor Angus Scrimm. A chilling tale of post-mortem terror featuring a previously unimagined nightmare-inducing weapon the Tall Mans flying, brain-drilling silver steel sphere Phantasm not only inspired a franchise, but is a film designed to scare you to death!
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All that Passes by through a Window that Doesn't Open

January 18, 2019 7:00 PM - January 20, 2019 8:00 PM

Between Azerbaijan and Armenia, men young and old toil every day to build a new railroad that promises to bring glory to the next generation. Meanwhile, across closed borders, a lonely stationmaster sits idle in suspended time, waiting twenty-five years for the return of trains which may never come. In a landscape whose light and colors are reminiscent of the atmosphere of a Western, men at work are filmed in a suspended time frame, struggling to reconcile their dreams for the future with their immediate needs. Across the closed borders of Eurasia, men reflect upon all aspects of life and work: desire and regret as well as food and money. Martin Diciccios directorial debut is simultaneously a beautiful observation of daily routine and the passing of time and a deeply considered meditation on labors role in life.
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Cine Mexicano: '70s Art House The Rattlesnake

January 20, 2019 7:30 PM

** Co-presented with Consulado de México en Seattle (the Mexican Consulate in Seattle) **
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The One-Armed Swordsman

January 23, 2019 7:30 PM

One of the first breakthrough films for legendary director Chang Cheh (perhaps Shaw Brothers greatest and most prolific asset), One-Armed Swordsman functions as a sort of Dr. No for the SB studio, as it lays out many tropes later featured in wuxia martial arts classics to come. Features a heavy body count, wicked swordplay and a truly outstanding anti-hero.
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Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin

January 23, 2019 8:00 PM - January 31, 2019 7:30 PM

Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin is a feature documentary exploring the remarkable life and legacy of the late feminist author Ursula K. Le Guin. Best known for groundbreaking science fiction and fantasy works such as A Wizard of Earthsea, The Left Hand of Darkness, and The Dispossessed, Le Guin definitely held her ground on the margin of respectable literature until the sheer excellence of her work, at long last, forced the mainstream to embrace fantastic literature. Her fascinating story has never before been captured on film.
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CFFS 2019 Full Festival Pass

January 24, 2019 7:00 PM

Full Festival Pass to CFFS 2019 - Please note: Not valid for class registration.
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The Adventures of Prince Achmed

January 25, 2019 7:00 PM

The oldest existing animated feature, The Adventures of Prince Achmed was made by 23-year-old teacher Lotte Reiniger using the stop-motion and silhouette animation techniques she perfected. Taken from The Arabian Nights, the film tells the story of a wicked sorcerer who tricks Prince Achmed into mounting a magical flying horse and sends the rider off on a flight to his death. But the prince foils the magicians plan, and soars headlong into a series of wondrous other adventures.
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Feathery and Furry Fun (Shorts Program)

January 26, 2019 11:00 AM - January 30, 2019 10:30 AM

Meet a menagerie full of new friends in this all-animated program, filled with creatures great and small. This program is filled with roly-poly adventures, vibrant colors, yummy treats and happy endings!
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Journeys, Genders and Identity (Shorts Program)

January 26, 2019 11:30 AM

This program celebrates beautiful and complex stories of identity and diversity just like you, the people you will meet in this program are one of kind, finding their way towards their authentic selves, rejecting stereotypes and reaching out to others who respect and affirm their journeys.
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My Giraffe

January 26, 2019 1:00 PM

Patterson was born on the same day as his best friend Raf, a giraffe. Because his grandfather is a zookeeper, Patterson gets to spend a lot of time with Raf. They share everything. That is, until Patterson goes to school for the first time and finds out that giraffes arent allowed there. Patterson misses Raf a lot, but also experiences many exciting new things. He even makes a new friend: Yous. Raf misses Patterson too and really wants to go to school with him. So, Petterson devises a plan to bring the giraffe to school and unite his two best friends.
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Unstoppable (Shorts Program)

January 26, 2019 1:30 PM - January 30, 2019 10:30 AM

These tales of growing up include narrative and documentary films about young people from Mexico, Romania, India, Guatemala, China and the US who, despite huge challenges and long odds, look to the future with hope and determination.
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January 26, 2019 3:00 PM

A Swazi girl embarks on a dangerous quest to rescue her young twin brothers. This animated African tale is born in the imaginations of orphaned children in Swaziland who collaborate to tell a story of perseverance drawn from their darkest memories and brightest dreams. Their fictional characters journey is interwoven with poetic and observational documentary scenes to create a genre-defying celebration of collective storytelling. Liyana has played at festivals including the British Film Institutes London Film Festival and MoMAs Doc Fortnight, and has won more than two dozen awards so far. The Sunday Times describe the film as part documentary, part animation, and pure magic.
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Made in My Image (Shorts Program)

January 26, 2019 3:30 PM

Here are stories of family bonds around the world, sometimes poignant and sometimes funny, showing the ever-shifting dance that brings us closer to the people who love us most.
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Dance for Life (Shorts Program)

January 26, 2019 5:00 PM - January 27, 2019 7:00 PM

Enjoy these short films that celebrate the magic of movement around the world! See how birds swarm in a beautiful symphony in the sky, marvel at a dancing Yeti that storms Paris, and join a blind man as he grooves to the deep vibrations of music. The program also spotlights two young people who turn the streets and playgrounds of Los Angeles into their dance floor, and gives an in-depth peek into the lives of two, pre-teen dancers who are rising stars in the school of the Royal Danish Ballet.
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Borders, Boundaries and Home (Shorts Program)

January 26, 2019 5:30 PM - January 30, 2019 3:30 PM

All children have the right to a home, but for the young people in some of these narrative and documentary films, political and religious issues threaten their futures. The films are made by filmmakers in response to worldwide migration issues, and also include a documentary from a dream city, where origins and cultural differences do not matter to a tight-knit group of boys.
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No Bullies Allowed (Shorts Program)

January 26, 2019 7:00 PM - January 27, 2019 1:30 PM

These short films are all about fearless kids who learn to stand strong, breathe deep and fly high. Meet a boy who overcomes his fears, a classroom full of kids who practice the powers of meditation, a boy and girl who learn that their friendship is worth fighting for, a student whose teachers make unreasonable demands about the cleanliness of his shoes and a kid who must gather the courage to leave a secret hideout where bullies have been banned.
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Tito and the Birds

January 26, 2019 7:00 PM

This film, with a distinctive painterly style, follows the story of a shy 10-year-old boy named Tito who lives in a world where fear is crippling people, making them sick and transforming them. Tito realizes, based on his missing fathers past research, that there may be a way to use the local pigeon population and their songs to create a cure for the disease. As he tries to find a cure, he also begins the search for his father.
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Small But Mighty (Shorts Program)

January 27, 2019 11:00 AM

Its around the world adventure time with vibrant characters who are out to laugh, sing, solve puzzles, eat tasty food and spread their wings and fly. Parents: feel free to whisper subtitles to your little ones during this storybook collection, or just sit back and enjoy the enjoy the music of other languages. The colorful stories here are simple to follow!
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Adventure Straight Ahead (Shorts Program)

January 27, 2019 11:30 AM - February 03, 2019 11:30 AM

Hold on tight during this program of animated and live-action adventure films that will take you to outer space and back. Meet a plant that must be saved, a pizza delivery girl who is jolted out of the boredom with her job, an astronaut adrift on a faraway planet, kids who patch up monsters, and a mother who will do anything to please her son on her birthday even if she hates the present he has requested!
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Focus on Japan: Films from the KINEKO Film Festival (Shorts Program)

January 27, 2019 1:00 PM - February 09, 2019 3:00 PM

Enter a magical realm where mysterious beings are half-mortal, half-god, patient animals are the guardians of boys and girls, and friendship is a force as magical as the wind. These animated, all-Japanese-language films are brought to Seattle through our festivals friendship and cooperation with the creators of the KINEKO International Childrens Film Festival in Tokyo.
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Mr. Moll and the Chocolate Factory

January 27, 2019 3:00 PM

The one weekend when Mr. Moll is home alone with the kids, absolute chaos breaks loose. While working overtime in the chocolate factory, Mr. Molls kids get into a fight with the neighbors kids about sweets, homework and the most famous Circus Dog.
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Finding Myself, Finding a Friend (Shorts Program)

January 27, 2019 3:30 PM - January 30, 2019 1:00 PM

These live-action and animation films cross continents, generations, and even species to tell stories of connection, adventure, new beginnings, and happy endings. Friendship truly does make the world go around.
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January 27, 2019 5:00 PM

To chase her dream of going to school, a feisty paraplegic girl rebels against the traditions of her family members and other elders in her remote Himalayan village. Her spirit and determination are infectious, but in a village that is paved only by rough stones, a school that can only be reached by a river crossing, and a family with little money, how can Chuskits dreams ever come true?
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Force for Nature (Shorts Program)

January 27, 2019 5:30 PM

These live-action and animation films, including documentaries and fables, tell stories about the beauty of the earth and its creatures, meant to instill in us all a stronger determination to save our beautiful blue planet and respect all the life and diversity it contains.
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Ready to Roll: Future Filmmakers Showcase (Shorts Program)

January 27, 2019 7:00 PM

Celebrate how youth, teen and young adult filmmakers in Seattle and around the world are honing their craft, expressing their creativity and dreaming the future! This program features joyous animation, narrative flights of fancy, thoughtful documentaries about important issues, and the award winner of the CFFS Plural+ Prize, given in partnership with PLURAL+ Youth Video Festival, a joint initiative of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations and the International Organization for Migration.
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Para Picar: Historias Cortas en Español (Shorts Program)

January 30, 2019 1:30 PM - February 02, 2019 3:30 PM

These short animated and live-action films from Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Spain and the US will introduce you to a world of boys and girls who arent afraid to take chances, reach out to new friends, and explore their worlds. Estos cortometrajes animados y de acción en vivo de Chile, Colombia, Cuba, México, España y los EE. UU. te presentarán un mundo en lo que niños y niñas no temen correr riesgos, buscar nuevos amigos y explorar sus mundos.
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January 31, 2019 7:00 PM

The first-ever official Iranian entry by a female filmmaker for Best Foreign Film of the Academy Awards, this sweeping film tells the story of a girl, Behar, who lives a life spun from folklore and stories with her head in a book. But growing up in Yazd in the 70s and 80s, shes at the center of a country in turmoil: The Shah is overthrown, Ayatollah Khomeini rises to power, and the first shots are fired in a bitter and protracted war with Iraq. Over the span of years, Bahar finds daydreaming in her own fantasy world is the only way she can make sense of the pain and suffering warring humans inflict on one another.
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Supa Modo

February 01, 2019 7:00 PM - February 02, 2019 5:00 PM

Sometimes it takes a village to make our dreams come true. Jo, a nine year old, is obsessed with superheroes and dreams of becoming one to overcome her diagnosis of a terminal illness. Unable to force Jo to spend her remaining days in bed, her town community comes together to support her belief in her superpowers. Not all heroes have capes, but Jo sure does, and her powers are more inspiring than any of todays superhero-based special effects blockbusters. Winner of more than 20 prizes at international film festivals in the past year.
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Pancake Breakfast and Short Film Smorgasbord (10:30 AM Screening)

February 02, 2019 9:30 AM

Fun for the whole family! Dance along to down-home music by the John Browne Band and enjoy an all-you-can-eat breakfast of fluffy homemade pancakes and sizzling bacon; and of course well have gallons of hot coffee on hand for the grown-ups. After breakfast, come to Northwest Film Forum for a special screening of Seize the Day, a magical program of new animation from 11 countries.
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Pancake Breakfast and Short Film Smorgasbord (11:00 AM Screening)

February 02, 2019 9:30 AM

Fun for the whole family! Dance along to down-home music by the John Browne Band and enjoy an all-you-can-eat breakfast of fluffy homemade pancakes and sizzling bacon; and of course well have gallons of hot coffee on hand for the grown-ups. After breakfast, come to Northwest Film Forum for a special screening of Seize the Day, a magical program of new animation from 11 countries.
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Seize the Day (Shorts Program)

February 02, 2019 10:30 AM - February 09, 2019 11:00 AM

Some days seem made for saying hip-hip-hooray, but others times can bring more challenges and hills to climb. These animated films are filled with stories of breakthroughs and learning to appreciate how our friends and families can make the world go around in the most magical way.
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Wendy: Best Friends Forever

February 02, 2019 1:00 PM

Wendy, an expert rider who has fought her way back from an injury, is working at a beautiful old stable called Rosenborg, where she is able to be with her beloved horse Dixie every day. But when Wendy realizes she must save Rosenborg from bankruptcy by winning the prize money at a nearby tournament, she must ride a new horse, Penny. Will her friendship with Dixie survive and will the stable be saved?
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Ordinary to Extraordinary (Shorts Program)

February 02, 2019 1:30 PM

These evocative animated and live-action films for older kids show how easy it is to tear the fabric between what is real and what could be real, if we only imagined it. See how an artist brings her paintings to life, how a big bad wolf is not so bad, how a girl can turn into a horse, how all things in nature are truly connected, how time can stand still when you realize a grandmother and mothers love, and how to step inside the mind of another person to change it.
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One Girl

February 02, 2019 3:00 PM

One Girl is a documentary that takes an intimate glimpse into one ordinary day in the lives of four girls from four different countries in the same meridian. The film allows us to see the lives of these girls from South Sudan, Romania, Palestine and Finland. With their innocence and spontaneity, children can show us our differences and similarities, portraying their inner beauty and sometimes their hard challenges. They teach us to be more sympathetic with others and give us a better understanding of our world.
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Beyond the Rainbow (Shorts Program)

February 02, 2019 5:30 PM - February 09, 2019 11:30 AM

Enter a beautifully animated wonderland of timeless tales, fables and fantastic yarns. Youll meet a kitten who masters the briny deep, creatures who live a world made of wool, two lemurs who take a voyage to the beyond, a jungle where animals and humans coexist in peace, a place in the woods where friendly monsters live, and a cyclist who keeps the world spinning round.
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Chieri and Cherry

February 02, 2019 7:00 PM

This is the story of a lone girl Chieri, whose father has recently died, and her only friend Cherry, a stuffed animal that helps the girl, overcomes her fear and finds the light in life again. But to do that, he needs to embark on a mysterious adventure where fantasy and reality blend and blur. In the end, Chieri understands the way to go on.
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Kayak to Klemtu

February 02, 2019 7:00 PM

Fourteen-year-old Ella is determined to travel by kayak the length of the Inside Passage along the shores of the Great Bear Rainforest to testify against a proposed pipeline that would see oil tanker traffic traveling through her beloved homeland waters. Shes prepared to handle all of the challenges of the trip, but the greatest challenge of all is that she has to bring her dysfunctional family with her. Her neurotic aunt, her cranky uncle, her wayward cousin, as well as the memory of her late uncle all come along for the ride. From TlaAmin to Klemtu, BC, this family navigates their blend of cultures and desires while their spirits honor the coast as a place for each of us to protect and call home.
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Gordon and Paddy

February 03, 2019 11:00 AM - February 09, 2019 1:00 PM

Adapted from the beloved book by Ulf Nilsson and Gitte Spee and voiced by Stellan Skarsgård, Melinda Kinnaman and Felix Herngren, this gorgeously animated film tells the story of a very special friendship.
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Cine Lenses for DSLR Cinematography (Feb. 6th + 13th)

February 06, 2019 6:30 PM

A workshop for experienced DSLR filmmakers, videographers, and cinematographers who want experience using Rokinon cine lenses with a follow focus system.
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Closing Ceremony

February 09, 2019 5:00 PM

We close out the 2019 festival by screening films made in our workshops, announcing the winners of our Childrens Jury prizes, and celebrating with a surprise selection of outstanding short films made by international filmmakers.
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Stage Russia HD: Smile Upon Us, Lord

February 10, 2019 4:00 PM

Rimas Tuminas adaptation of two novels by fellow Lithuanian Grigory Kanovich is a dreamy, ruminative, comedic road trip, centering around the parlous fortunes of Eastern European Jews at the start of the 20th century. A period piece that carries a modern conscious, Smile Upon Us is a Beckett-like Waiting for Jehovah that has garnered rave reviews during its recent runs in both London and New York, and promises to be just as memorable on the big screen. Featuring three towering figures of the Russian stage, Viktor Sukhorukov, Aleksei Guskov and Vladimir Simonov.
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Documentary Filmmaker Production: coaching & structure to get your movie made! (February 13th - March 20th)

February 13, 2019 6:30 PM

Come explore the creative producers process, timelines and the many idiosyncrasies of an independent films life cycle from development to delivery.
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Pr0n 4 Freakz | an intersectional erotic film series

February 14, 2019 6:00 PM - June 15, 2019 6:00 PM

ScumTrust is a collection of queer, trans & nonbinary artists and sex workers in pursuit of exhibiting inner demons, embracing surreal darkness and exploring woodland mythologies. They seek to probe the depths of power dynamics and to show the transformative magic of joyous bizarre bdsm. They celebrate the lusty, the grimy, the ridiculous, the gritty and the grotesque.
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Cine Mexicano: '70s Art House Tívoli

February 17, 2019 8:00 PM

** Co-presented with Consulado de México en Seattle (the Mexican Consulate in Seattle) **
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Ganja & Hess

February 21, 2019 7:30 PM

Duane Jones (Night of the Living Dead) and Marlene Clark star in this enduring cult classic of both horror and independent black filmmaking, a vampire love story that begins when an anthropologist is stabbed with the enchanted dagger of an ancient African nation that leaves him blessed with immortality and cursed with an unquenchable thirst for blood. Newly restored, with previously unseen footage, playwright, novelist, actor and screenwriter Bill Gunns revolutionary film is a stylized and utterly original exploration of sex, religion, and African American identity that doesnt skimp on blood and genre thrills.
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Beginning Editing with Adobe Premiere Pro CC (Feb 27, Mar 6 and 13)

February 27, 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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The Seattle Process with Brett Hamil

March 01, 2019 8:00 PM

Seattles favorite crackpot leftist political comedy talk show continues to burrow into the psyche of a city under siege!
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Sister Spit 2019 Tour

March 02, 2019 7:00 PM

In 2019 Sister Spit celebrates its 22nd year on the roads of the US. The tour began in San Francisco in the 1990s as a weekly, girls-only open mic that was an alternative to the misogyny-soaked poetry open mics popular around the city at that time. Sister Spit became the first all-girl poetry roadshow at the end of the 90s.
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The People Under the Stairs

March 21, 2019 7:30 PM

One of director Wes Cravens most unusual and subversively funny films delivers the thrills and gore one comes to expect from the director of A Nightmare on Elm Street, while also offering a scathing satire of conservatism, gentrification, inequality, and unchecked greed in other words, a film possibly even more relevant today than when it was released in 1991. When 13-year-old Poindexter Fool Williams (Brandon Adams) and a criminal-minded neighbor (Ving Rhames) break into the sprawling suburban mansion of a pair of heartless slumlords (Twin Peaks stars Wendy Robie and Everett McGill serving up wonderfully over-the-top performances), they uncover a labyrinth of twisted, terrifying secrets including a basement filled with cannibalistic children!
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When the Wolves Came In Kyle Abraham / Abraham.In.Motion

March 25, 2019 7:15 PM

** Choreographer Kyle Abraham in attendance for Q&A! **
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Slumber Party Massacre II

April 18, 2019 7:30 PM

After Slumber Party Massacre made history as the first feminist slasher film, the reigns were passed to writer/director Deborah Brock, who amped up the horror, the comedy, and the music for this incredibly entertaining sequel. Though she still has nightmares of that deadly night, the only sane survivor of the original slumber party (Crystal Bernard) accompanies her all-female rock band on a weekend getaway to a secluded condo complex to celebrate her birthday and get in a little rehearsal time. But wouldnt you know it, the demented driller killer returns reincarnated as an evil rock n roll star with his own deadly theme song!
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