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Miracle Mile


Happy hour and DVD signing with Steve at 6:30pm!
35mm print!

Co-presented with Scarecrow Video


Jul 31

(Steve De Jarnatt, United States, 35mm, 87 min)

Miracle Mile occupies a special place among Hollywood genres: the LA romantic-nuclear-apocalypse at the high water mark of 80s style. Writer-director Steve De Jarnatt spent years having his lauded script stuck in Hollywood production limbo before he took the reins himself and created this cult classic.




Seattle Premiere
Co-presented with Tasveer

Jul 31 - Aug 06

(Chaitanya Tamhane, India, DCP, 116 min)

Court is a complex portrait of a country divided, visibly riven by caste and class differences that are accepted and perpetuated through behavior that is both intrinsically human and artificially imposed through the registers of postcolonialism. A prize winner at Venice, this quiet epic is unquestionably one of the greatest modern films to come out of Indian cinema.



Dark Cool Quiet

Free Event!

Aug 01 - Aug 02

Dark Cool Quiet is a programmed block of video art and experimental films addressing similar concerns, shown in an air-conditioned, schmooze-free theater space. The program gathers together meditative works with themes of place, space, light, time, and human discomforts and euphorias.



New Vacation: Installation Opening

Co-presented with Satellite Seattle
Free Event!

Aug 01

Join us as we kick off a month-long, a multi-channel video and storefront installation, New Vacation features artists that are exploring commercialism, and gender roles through a contemporary internet aesthetic. New Vacation uses feminine aesthetics to present a larger retrospective into contemporary new media art making. 



Open Screenings at the Film Forum

Free event!

Feb 09 - Aug 03

Are you a local filmmaker looking to share your work? Seeking feedback on your film? Want to see what other people are currently working on? Come join us for our monthly opening screening! Hang out with new and established filmmakers and experience films being made right here in our community.



Her Wilderness

Seattle Premiere

Director in Attendance!

Aug 05

(Frank Mosley, 2014, United States, DCP, 65 min)

Both a feature installation film and an online interactive experience, Her Wilderness is an investigation into responsibility, choice, and identity: a fairy tale for adults. The film weaves an elliptical, minimalist narrative of a lost, wandering child in the wake of an affair that may or may not have even happened.



A-Bomb: 70 Years Since Hiroshima

Co-presented by The Sprocket Society.

Aug 06

Rare 16mm short movies about The Bomb, from Hiroshima through the mid 1970s -- the first 30 years of the atomic bomb era. Presented on the 70th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing.



You’re Lookin’ at Country: Invitation to Infidelity

Followed by Country-Oke!

Aug 07

Slide off of your satin sheets and join us for an all-you-can-cheat banquet of vintage country music videos, followed by Country-Oke! Our salute to adultery will kick off with classic country clips culled from 1960s, 70s and 80s film and TV performances. 



The Look of Silence

Aug 07 - Aug 13

(Joshua Oppenheimer, Denmark, 2014, DCP, 99 minutes)

An ambitious companion film to his Academy Award-nominated documentary, The Act of Killing, director Joshua Oppenheimer returns to the aftermath of the 1965 Indonesian genocide of communists and ethnic Chinese people in The Look of Silence. The documentary picks up the thread of its predecessor, and confronts the aging perpetrators of mass murder with the consequences of their crimes. 



The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari Remixed

 Live soundtrack remix by DJ Nicfit!

Aug 08

(Robert Wiene, 1920, Germany, 71 minutes)

This classic horror film from the canon of German Expressionist cinema gets a soundtrack remix by DJ Nicfit. In the gloomy, forbidding town of Holstenwall, the mysterious Dr. Caligari wields the otherworldly power of a serial killer somnambulist named Cesare. Francis, our hero, must defeat Cesare by discovering the source of his power. The hunt for the truth will takes Francis to an insane asylum, and the twists in the story and sharp shadows in the town reveal the filmmakers' deep distrust of authoritarian power in post-WW1 Germany.



Classy Credits: An Evening with Jennifer Roth

Free Event with Industry Vet!

After party to follow!

Aug 10

From craft service to the road to the Oscars, Jennifer Roth has done (and seen) a great deal as a line producer. Tonight she divulges tales and tips from an illustrious career of making movies happen.



Seattle Send-off for Calvin Reeder

Local Filmmaker Makes Good!

Shorts Collection and Q&A!

Aug 12

Filmmaker and former Seattleite Calvin Reeder returned this month to shoot two new short films. We welcome this Local Sightings alum back for a wrap party with old school (digibeta!) screenings of his early short films, paired with conversation about Calvin's involvement in Seattle's film scene.



The Damned: Don't You Wish We Were Dead

Aug 14 - Aug 16

(Wes Orshoski, 2015, USA, DCP, 110 min)

Fresh off its festival premiere, Don’t You Wish We Were Dead is the definitive story of THE pioneering punk band: THE DAMNED, from their formation in 1976 through to present day. It’s a rollicking, yet complicated journey, unflinchingly portrayed, and a must-see for any punk.




Director Jennifer Phang and Editor Sean Gillane in attendance!
Seattle premiere!
Happy Hour at 7:30!

Aug 14

(Jennifer Phang, 2015, United States, DCP, 97 min)

In a not-too distant future, mind and body are malleable. What do intelligence and beauty mean when they become products to be picked off the shelf? What does a society look like in this ‘perfect’ new world? How about a family? Join Director Jennifer Phang and Editor Sean Gillane for a screening of their Sundance hit!



Best of Couch Fest

One Night Only! 

Aug 17

To celebrate Couch Fest being acquired by the Film Fest, Couch Fest founders are having a party to celebrate the last 8 years.

Join us for a hand-picked lineup of the best -- and the worst! -- films as agreed on by the programmers and staff who have made the festival the oddball gem it is.

Expect charming anecdotes about how they unearthed the rare wonders, and how those stinkers made it past their discerning tastes.

We'll be giving away past festival merch, sharing memories, and raising a glass to Seattle's little festival that could, before it goes on to it's next chapter of international fame.



Bike-in at Naked City Brewery

Aug 22

This summer, our annual Bike-in movie migrates from Cal Anderson to Naked City Brewery’s screening room. Join our organized bike ride from Capitol Hill to Greenwood for a night of great beer and a premium selection of local short films.


Photo by James Drury on Flickr Creative Commons.

Open Script Read

Free event!
Happy Hour: 6:30pm
Readings: 7pm
Last Monday of the month

Apr 27 - Aug 31

Join Northwest Film Forum for a monthly Open Script Read! 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. 



Puget Soundtrack: Tim Held Presents PREDATOR

Live Soundtrack!

Sep 19

(John McTiernan, 1987, United States, 107 min)

As a fan of Sci-fi, Horror and Action I can think of very few movies that hit the mark as well as Predator. Aside from Alien, I don’t think there are any worthy contenders. So when I was presented with the opportunity to build a new score for 1987’s best movie I was beyond elated. - Tim Held



Recess Monkey Presents "Hot Air!"

Film premiere & live music!

Sep 20

Recess Monkey, Seattle's nationally acclaimed trio of teachers/kindie rock stars, embarked on an ambitious adventure this year with their album "Hot Air." In addition to a full-length CD of songs, they also filmed and animated an epic, 35-minute airborne story about Andrew's unlikely entry into the Windybrook Air Race with his homespun balloon.