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Pioneers of African-American Cinema

Scarecrow Video, Kino Lorber, and Northwest Film Forum are proud to showcase selections from one of the most important home video releases of 2016: a monumental five-disc set representing the significant but long-overlooked achievements of early, independent African-American filmmakers. UW Professor Louis Chude-Sokei and critic Robert Horton will be on hand to discuss these rare, long-thought-lost films.

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Filmmaking Fundamentals

August 2nd - September 20th, (Tuesdays) 6:30pm - 9:30pm

InstructorsJonah KozlowskiBernard MannCraig Downing
Tuition: $595 ($550 for Film Forum members)
Limited to 8 students

For 8 weeks, learn the fundamentals for digital filmmaking. During class, students will have hands-on training as they are introduced to camera, audio, light and editing equipment. Students will acquire the actionable skills and understanding to independently make professional films. This class is filmmaking by practical application. All basic film equipment will be provided in class. Students can also bring their own equipment to class if they want too.




July 23 at 8pm

Lazer Kitty performs a live score to Ridley Scott's classic fantasy film

You've never seen the Tom Cruise fantasy adventure like this! Lazer Kitty makes Legend their own with a thrilling new score; the Lord of Darkness has never seemed so sinister. Co-presented by Capitol Hill Block Party.




Cue Northwest Film Residency 

We’ve selected a filmmaker: Congratulations Neely Goniodsky! Learn more about Neely at

Cue Northwest is a partnership between Brick Lane Records and Northwest Film Forum. We believe connecting artists across disciplines creates a fertile environment for building community through art. Through a series of collaborative projects including production residencies and networking events, Cue Northwest will galvanize the film and music communities

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