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Northwest Film Forum


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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Mourning Sickness Vol. 2 - Series Pass [In-Person Only]

April 09, 2023 8:00 PM

Seattle drag superstar Monday Mourning is ready to take your divine fixation with cult cinema to new and exciting heights by joining forces with Northwest Film Forum to bring you MOURNING SICKNESS: a quarterly showcase of essential cult & camp classics dusted off and brought back to life once more across the silver screen, featuring pre-show drag entertainment that will leave you looking camp right in the eye. Showing up in your best Versayce is encouraged, and devotion to the silver screen is an absolute requirement.
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Mami Wata [In-Person Only]

October 04, 2023 7:00 PM - October 08, 2023 4:30 PM

In the oceanside village of Iyi, the revered Mama Efe acts as an intermediary between the people and the all-powerful water deity Mami Wata. But when a young boy is lost to a virus, Efes devoted daughter Zinwe and skeptical protege Prisca warn Efe about unrest among the villagers. With the sudden arrival of a mysterious rebel deserter named Jasper, a conflict erupts, leading to a violent clash of ideologies and a crisis of faith for the people of Iyi.
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From Inside of Here [In-Person Only]

October 04, 2023 7:30 PM - October 05, 2023 7:30 PM

From Inside of Here is a feature-length film consideration of vulnerability and interconnection through the lens of an ecosystem and through the body of the filmmaker.
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Sex Demon [In-Person Only; 18+]

October 06, 2023 7:00 PM - October 07, 2023 7:00 PM

All hell breaks loose when Johns last-minute anniversary gift inadvertently causes his younger lover Jim to become possessed by a sex demon who wreaks havoc on New Yorks gay cruising spots. Openly inspired by both The Exorcist and its Blaxploitation cousin, Abby, J. C. Crickets Sex Demon is a ferocious mix of the erotic and the grotesque thats primed and ready to shock audiences again after being lost for the past forty years. In the words of Gay Scene critic Bruce King, the squeamish may not want to watch, but if you do, you wont forget it!
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Blood Tea and Red String [In-Person Only]

October 07, 2023 4:00 PM - October 18, 2023 7:30 PM

Blood Tea and Red String is a surreal handmade stop-motion fairy tale for adults created and animated entirely by director Christiane Cegavske over a period of 13 years. It tells the story of aristocratic white mice who commission gentle oak dwelling artisans to create a doll for them. When the Oak Dwellers fall in love with the doll they refuse to give her up. Resorting to thievery, the jilted mice abscond with her in the middle of the night. The Oak Dwellers must journey through their mystical and dangerous land to reclaim their love.
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Mourning Sickness Vol. 2 The Brady Bunch Movie [In-Person Only]

October 08, 2023 8:00 PM

Everyones favorite TV family is BACK! Only one thing the year is 1995 and no one told them. And to top it off, the Bradys home is up for auction unless they can come up with a scheme to earn $20,000. Can the Bradys save their home while taking on the 1990s at full speed?
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Secret Horror Screening [In-Person Only]

October 18, 2023 7:00 PM

Join us for a night of mystery, lust, betrayal, and much more at this special secret horror screening!
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Stop Making Sense 40th Anniversary Restoration [In-Person Only]

October 25, 2023 7:00 PM - October 29, 2023 7:00 PM

At Hollywoods Pantages Theater in December of 1983, the Talking Heads were at their exhilarating best. Backed by an ecstatic ensemble of supporting musicians, David Byrne, Tina Weymouth, Chris Frantz, and Jerry Harrison are positively radiant with creative energy. Their unforgettable music, captured with sly sophistication by beloved director Jonathan Demme, is crystallized into a concert film that many consider the greatest of all time: Stop Making Sense.
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Unstreamable - Nowhere [In-Person Only]

October 25, 2023 7:30 PM - October 29, 2023 7:30 PM

Nowhere, the final installment in Gregg Arakis Teen Apocalypse Trilogy, is a totally engrossing, violent, cinematic rave. Taking place over one bright L.A. day, moody teen Dark hangs with his bisexual girlfriend Mel and longs for shy twink Montgomery while preparing to go to a wild party later that night. Throughout the afternoon, Dark and his circle of friends - played by a huge cast of iconic late '90s actors - do drugs, make out, dodge their parents, and lounge around their intricately stylized rooms, all while being stalked by an alien. The end of the world seems nigh, but why should that get in the way of a good time?
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The Disabled List Presents: Live Comedy (Oct. 2023) [In-Person Only]

October 27, 2023 7:00 PM

The Disabled List, produced and hosted by local comedians Dan Hurwitz and Kayla Brown, takes place bimonthly at Northwest Film Forum in Seattle, WA.
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Our Right to Gaze 2023: Heart of the Matter [In-Person Only]

October 28, 2023 7:00 PM

OUR RIGHT TO GAZE is a touring film anthology, featuring original narrative short films by emerging Black artists.
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Bad Press [In-Person Only]

November 15, 2023 7:30 PM - November 19, 2023 7:30 PM

Imagine you lived in a world where your only reliable news source became government propaganda overnight. Thats exactly what happened to the citizens of the Muscogee Nation, the fourth largest Native American tribe, in 2018. Out of 574 federally-recognized tribes, the Muscogee Nation was one of only five to establish a free and independent press until the tribes legislative branch abruptly repealed the landmark Free Press Act in advance of an election. The tribes hard-hitting news outlet, Mvskoke Media, would now be subject to direct editorial oversight by the tribal government.
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Mourning Sickness Vol. 2 Showgirls [In-Person Only]

January 14, 2024 8:00 PM

Showgirls is that singular film thats so bad its good, and so good its bad. Elizabeth Berkley (Saved By the Bell) stars as our heroine Nomi Malone, hitchhiking across DIFFERENT PLACES! as she chases her showgirl dreams. She ends up in Las Vegas, only to become trapped in the seedy underbelly of the strip clubs of the Vegas strip, where she meets the esteemed and prestigious Cristal Connors played by Gina Gershon (Bound). Can Cristal teach Nomi how to take the cash and cash the checks and show them what they want to see? Or tear her down and destroy her, keeping the spotlight all for herself? Only one thing is absolutely certain Its a VERSAYCE!
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Northwest Film Forum
Northwest Film Forum

1515 12th Ave
Seattle 98122



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