Frederick Wiseman’s X-ray portraits of complex worlds like zoos, high schools, emergency rooms and ballet companies have, over 45 years, produced a thrilling and labyrinthine portrait of life as collectively lived in institutional worlds. Now in his 83rd year, Wiseman has turned his gaze on the microcosm of the world that is a large college campus, in At Berkeley.
Films created outside the Hollywood studio system (and outside the U.S.) often have more license to tell unique stories in widely different styles. Join our winter Required Viewing class to learn, talk with fellow film lovers, and watch some of the most beautiful and provocative films ever made.
Film Forum Holiday Party
Don't miss our legendary annual holiday party, a free community celebration. We've got a roaring dance floor and the stiff competition of our Egg Nog Off. Plus, a bonus holiday edition of Framing Pictures!
We support film artists
An important part of Northwest Film Forum's mission is providing access to top-of-the-line film gear and equipment at reasonable rates for local filmmakers. Have you checked out our suite of rental options? If you're still learning a new camera or editing system, not to worry - we offer cheap certification classes too.