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Cannibal

Jul 25 - Jul 31

(Manuel Martín Cuenca, Spain, 2013, DCP, 116 min)

Carlos is a catch. Handsome, well-coiffed, chivalrous and the best tailor in Granada, he also has a proclivity for murdering and eating women. As Joe E. Lewis once said: “nobody’s perfect.” A far cry from the recent Hollywood onslaught of glamorized serial killer tales and torture porn, Cannibal deploys artful restraint in an examination of the limits of love and forgiveness in restless times.

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Llyn Foulkes One Man Band

Seattle premiere!

Aug 01 - Aug 07

(Tamar Halpern and Chris Quilty, United States, 2013, DCP, 88 min)

Part Clint Eastwood, part political anarchist: this wildly entertaining and intimate film portrait of L.A. painter and one-man-band Llyn Foulkes follows his obsessive craft and process for eight years. At age 70, Foulkes has spent an uncompromising 50 year art career refusing to sell out—but can he finally gain recognition for his achievements?

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Members Only: August + September Season Launch Party

Free event for members!

Followed by the Stewart-Sekuler Send-Off at 8pm!

Aug 04

Join us on August 4 for a final twelve rounds with former Film Forum program director Adam Sekuler. We're bidding farewell to Adam and Shannon Stewart as they leave Seattle for new artistic pursuits—members, come early for free drinks at 7pm! 

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Hiatus: A Stewart-Sekuler Send-Off

Screening and roast at 8pm!
Dance party at Velocity Dance Center at 10pm!

Aug 04

Home is where the art is, or at least that's been the case for Shannon Stewart and Adam Sekuler. These two beloved staples of the Seattle film and music scenes have offered homes for works by filmmakers, dancers, musicians, performers, and artists, in Seattle and across the country, for over a decade. As they prepare to take some time away from the Northwest to focus on their own art, we're turning our theater into theirs by opening our screen and floor to their creative output.  Join us for an evening of film and dance, a roast of Adam and toast to them both, followed by a dance party in Shannon’s honor at Velocity. 

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Keaton as Film

Hosted by Robert Spector!

Live musical accompaniment!

Aug 08

An evening of beloved Buster Keaton films, hosted by local Keaton enthusiast Robert Spector and featuring live accompaniment for Cops and The Playhouse by Jen Gilleran (percussion) and Christian Pincock (trombone/effects) of GRID. 

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Double Play: James Benning and Richard Linklater

Seattle premiere!

Aug 08 - Aug 14

(Gabe Klinger, United States, 2013, 70 min)

The oeuvres of experimental filmmaker James Benning and indie mainstay Richard Linklater might not appear to have much in common, but they share a decades-old friendship that began when Linklater asked Benning to show his films at the Austin Film Society. Gabe Klinger’s documentary charts their bond and bodies of work during a visit Benning paid Linklater in Texas. Required viewing for film lovers!

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Exposed

Live burlesque performance by Miss Lily Verlaine!

Seattle premiere!

Aug 09

(Beth B, United States, 2013, 77 min)

Director Beth B takes us into the 21st century underground and reveals a secret world of burlesque, where cutting-edge performers are taking a formerly taboo art form to new frontiers of satire, parody, and transgression.

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Gustafer Yellowgold

Live music + film screening for families!

Aug 10

Bring the little ones out for a sunny show by Gustafer Yellowgold! The creations of kindie rock star Morgan Taylor (“the most original performer on the family-music scene today” —New York Magazine) are equal parts pop rock concert and hand-drawn cartoon movies. Special ticket pricing: $12 ($9 for children 12 and under).

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Utopia

Aug 13

(James Benning, United States, 1998, 16mm, 93 min)

The opening credits for Utopia read: "Except for some additional ambience, the entire sound track of this film has been taken (without permission) from: Ernesto Che Guevara, the Bolivian Journal. A film by Richard Dindo. The images were found in the desert landscape from Death Valley south to, and crossing, the Mexican border." 

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Capitol Hill Art Walk at Northwest Film Forum

Free event, 6pm - 8pm!

Happy hour drink prices!

Curated by Vera Petukhova!

Jul 10 - Sep 11

Join Northwest Film Forum during Capitol Hill Art Walk for happy hours, looped film programs, and sometime-special guests and lobby installations!

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Je t’aime, je t’aime

New 35mm print!

Aug 15 - Aug 17

(Alain Resnais, France, 1968, 35mm, 91 min)

In tribute to the great French auteur Alain Resnais, who passed away this year, we present a new 35mm print of his only sci-fi film. As in Chris Marker's La Jetée, in Je t’aime a man is selected to travel back in time. The time machine malfunctions, and the man finds himself trapped in his own scattered memory, reliving moments of bliss and tragedy from past romances.

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9th Annual Seattle Bike-In

Screening at dusk!

Free event!

Co-presented with the Gigantic Bicycle Festival!

Aug 16

Named as one of the reasons Pike/Pine belongs in the “Top 12 Art Places in America," the Seattle Bike-In has become a staple of the summer outdoor movie calendar. Our annual event in Cal Anderson Park on Capitol Hill celebrates sustainable transportation, urban community and summer nights! Grab your bike and your friends for a free outdoor film—summer nights never felt so right to be on two wheels.

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37 Days: The Road to World War One

Free screening in honor of the WWI Centenary, August 2014!

A BBC production

Aug 17

(162 min)

This three-part BBC political thriller follows the catastrophic chain of events which led from the assassination of the archduke Franz Ferdinand on June 28, 1914, to the declaration of war between Britain and Germany on August 4.  A tense and gripping mini series set amongst the corridors of power in London and Berlin, the film tracks the unfolding crisis through the eyes of leading politicians and civil servants, struggling to prevent the world’s first global war. 

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Churchill’s First World War

Free screening in honor of the WWI Centenary, August 2014!

A BBC production

Aug 18

(94 min)

In this dramatic documentary, 39-year-old Winston Churchill dreams of winning fame and glory. But when the disastrous Battle of Gallipoli leads to his disgrace and eventual  resignation, he sets his sights on redemption. Join the future statesman in this dramatic documentary as Churchill tries to rehabilitate his reputation by taking up active service in the British Army (at the risk of death). 

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Heli

Seattle premiere!

Aug 22 - Aug 24

(Amat Escalante, Mexico, 2013)

The film selected to represent Mexico for the Best Foreign Picture at the Academy Awards is a melancholic, visceral, unflinching rumination on the brutality of the drug war, and the perseverance of one family that is inadvertently drawn into it. 

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The Strange Little Cat

Seattle premiere!

Aug 22 - Aug 28

(Ramon Zürcher, Germany, 2013, 72 min)

Developed in a workshop with Bela Tarr, Ramon Zürcher’s feature debut turns the domestic drama formula inside out by playfully unearthing the everyday rituals of a family of ten in a Berlin flat. Loosely adapted from Franz Kafka's Metamorphosis, Little Cat’s style has inspired comparisons to filmmakers ranging from Chantal Ackerman to Jacques Tati to Bresson to Ozu.

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Expedition to the End of the World

Seattle premiere!

Aug 29 - Sep 04

(Daniel Dencik, Denmark, 2013, 90 min)

In 2011, a crew of scientists and artists boarded a three mast schooner and set out for the rugged fjords of Northeast Greenland. Their mission? Simply to explore. Encounters with polar bears, new species, and lingering existential questions are accompanied in this documentary by an eclectic soundtrack featuring Mozart and Metallica.

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No No: A Dockumentary

Seattle premiere!

Sep 05 - Sep 11

(Jeff Radice, United States, 2014, 100 min)

On June 12, 1970, baseball player Dock Ellis threw a no-hitter for the Pittsburgh Pirates—while tripping on LSD. Known for wearing curlers under his baseball cap and refusing to accept the second-class treatment African Americans so often faced in the league, No No: A Dockumentary traces the history of the acid-fueled no-hitter and Dock’s legacy as an outspoken leader of a new wave of civil rights in sports.

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Image copyright Laurie Clark Photography.

Women in Film – The Second Tuesday

Happy hour + program!

Free event for WIF and NWFF members!

Mar 11 - Sep 09

Every second Tuesday of the month, join Women in Film Seattle and Northwest Film Forum to connect with your peers and share stories of your latest gig, show off a finished project or a work-in-progress, and network to your heart’s content. Special ticket pricing: $6 for guests.

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Photo by Angel Ceballos.

Puget Soundtrack: Vox Mod

Live music!

Sponsored by KEXP 90.3!

Sep 13

Join us for the kickoff of our new Music Movies series, Puget Soundtrack, where we invite Seattle musicians and bands to create a live score for a film of their choosing. In September, local animator and electronic musician Vox Mod sets his encyclopedia sci-fi knowledge loose on a mystery title. Fans have detected influences as far ranging as the ‘90s cartoon Aeon Flux, Carl Sagan’s Cosmos and Jean Giraud’s oil paintings in Vox Mod’s hypnotically cinematic albums and EPs. Looking for insight into which film he’s choosing? Think Japanese, think dystopian future, think canonical anime influence.

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Annual Members Meeting

All current Film Forum members invited to attend!

Sep 22

Members, join us as we vote on our board of directors, discuss the state of the organization and local filmmaking, network with other filmmakers and film lovers, and enjoy a drink. This is your chance to guide the direction of Northwest Film Forum, meet the board and staff, and hear about the year past and the year ahead. All current members are welcome to attend.

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