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The Land of the Enlightened

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Mar 24 - Mar 26

(Pieter-Jan De Pue, Belgium, Ireland, Netherlands, Germany, & Afghanistan, 2016, 87 min)

In this seamless blend of fiction and documentary forms, we experience a stunning cinematic journey into beautiful but war-tormented Afghanistan. Shot over seven years on evocative Super-16mm and 35mm, first-time director Pieter-Jan De Pue paints a haunting picture of what will be left of Afghanistan for the next generation.

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Homeland: Iraq Year Zero

Seattle premiere!

Each screening will have an intermission from 3:45-4:15. Saturday guests can return to finish the film on Sunday with ticket stub.

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Mar 25 - Mar 26

(Abbas Fahdel, France, 2015, Part 1: 160 min, Part II: 174 min)

In February 2002 - about a year before the U.S. invasion - Iraqi filmmaker Abbas Fahdel traveled home from France to capture everyday life as his country prepared for war. He concentrated on family and friends, including his 12-year-old nephew, Haider, as they went about their daily lives, which had come to include planning for shortages of food, water and power. No strangers to war, the Iraqis thought they understood what was coming, and could even manage to be grimly humorous about what they felt would likely be a major and lengthy inconvenience. And then, the war began.

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Migrant Justice with Northwest Detention Center Resistance

Free event!

Mar 25

Join us for an educational and fundraiser event with a collective screening of short films examining major, long-running issues of immigrant justice in the USA, intensified all the more by the new federal administration's policies.

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The Shadow Council

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Mar 29

The Shadow Council is a people’s legislative body / satirical current events forum hosted by Brett Hamil (of The Seattle Process). Expert Witnesses will present findings on topics both local and national. The Assembly will submit proposed legislation, public comment, questions and complaints.

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Contemporary Color

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Mar 30 - Apr 02

(Bill Ross IV & Turner Ross, US, 2016, 107 min)

In the summer of 2015, legendary musician David Byrne staged an event at Brooklyn's Barclays Center to celebrate the creativity of Color Guard: synchronized dance routines involving flags, rifles, and sabers, colloquially known as “the sport of the arts.” Byrne recruited performers including the likes of St. Vincent, Nelly Furtado, Devonté Hynes, Zola Jesus, Ad-Rock, tUnE-yArDs, and Ira Glass to collaborate on original pieces with 10 color guard teams from across the US and Canada. The result is Contemporary Color, a bold and irrepressible snapshot of a one-of-a-kind live performance.

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Strike a Pose

Co-presented with Three Dollar Bill Cinema on Apr. 5!

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Mar 29 - Apr 05

(Ester Gould & Reijer Zwaan, Netherlands & Belgium, 2016, 83 min)

In 1990, seven young male dancers - six gay, one straight - joined Madonna on her most controversial tour. On stage and in the iconic film Truth or Dare they showed the world how to express yourself. Now, 25 years later, they reveal the truth about life during and after the tour. Strike a Pose is a dramatic tale about overcoming shame and finding the courage to be who you are.

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The Films of Daichi Saito

Filmmaker in attendance!
Sponsored by Seattle University Film Studies 
Co-presented with EXcinema. Buy Tickets Now >

Apr 01

Daïchi Saïto’s most recent films, which have found him joining forces with musicians Malcolm Goldstein and Jason Sharp, create extraordinary inter-layerings of sound and image, achieving a trance-like quality. These collaborations are true tours-de-force whose uncannily pulsating rhythms affect the body as much as the eye or ear, and variously suggest the organic mechanisms of breathing, blinking, or the beating of the heart.

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Cinemania

35mm print!

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Apr 06 - Apr 07

(Angela Christlieb & Stephen Kijak, Germany, 2002, 80 min)

"How many times do you have to see a film before you´ve actually seen it?" —Jack Angstreich
 
A documentary cult classic, Cinemania is an affectionate portrait of five obsessive film goers whose voracious appetite for films has consumed everything else in their lives.

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I Called Him Morgan

Seattle premiere!

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Apr 06 - Apr 09

(Kasper Collin, Sweden & US, 2016, 92 min)

On a snowy night in February 1972, celebrated jazz musician Lee Morgan was shot dead by his common-law wife Helen during a gig at a club in New York City. The murder sent shockwaves through the jazz community, and the memory of the event still haunts those who knew the Morgans. This documentary is a love letter to Lee, Helen, and the music that brought them together.

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Surround Sound Laydown

Live music, film screening, and poetry reading!

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Apr 07

Terror Pigeon: Surround Sound Lay Down is a live show and immersive experience performed for an audience that is lying on the ground. 

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Apple Pie

Seattle premiere! Director in attendance!

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Apr 08

(Sam Hamilton, US, 2016, 80 min)

Apple Pie is a feature-length artist film by Aotearoa New Zealand artist Sam Hamilton that features Samoan dance artist Ioane Papali'i, and a cast of 25 performers.

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Cine-meme

Free event! Live video art!

Apr 13

A live video mashup of the best of internet ephemera and avant-garde cinema.

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Danger Diva

World premiere at the SIFF Cinema Egyptian, with a live performance by Thunderpussy!

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Apr 13

(Robert McGinley, US, 2017, 99 min)

Hard rock singer Devi Danger (Molly Sides, lead singer of local all-girl grunge/pop band Thunderpussy) is coerced into becoming an electronically enhanced new-music diva. Her singing voice is used to control and energize the brains of indoctrinated employees, or "Brain Cattle," that are being used as external processors for the advancement of corporate high-tech clients.

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A Roll for Peter

Co-presented with EXcinema

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Apr 13

Not long after filmmaker Peter Hutton passed away in June 2016, colleagues Jennifer Reeves and Mark Street put out a call: shoot a 100-foot roll of 16mm black and white, thinking about Peter and his work in solitude. Process it. Submit it. The resulting three dozen submissions were sequenced into movements of double and single projection. Contributor Eric Theise has arranged a North American tour for the project which has expanded to nearly twenty cities.

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Citizen Jane: Battle for the City

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Co-presented with ARCADE Dialogue on Design

With an introduction by Sam Assefa

Seattle premiere!

 

Apr 14

(Matt Tyrnauer, US, 2017, 92 min)

Citizen Jane: Battle for the City captures the intense battle between the Trumpian “master builder” of New York, Robert Moses  and the activist Jane Jacobs, who passionately fought for cities to be built for the people living in them, and not for developers eager to make a profit.

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Alive and Kicking

Featuring live dancing with Savoy Swing Club! Dance shoe giveaway!

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Apr 14 - Apr 22

(Susan Glatzer, US, 2016, 84 min)

Alive and Kicking gives the audience an intimate, insider’s view into the culture of the current swing dance world while shedding light on issues facing modern society.

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How Green Was My Uncanny Valley

Interactive 90s gaming seminar!

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Apr 14

How Green Was My Uncanny Valley is an event focused on exploring the design of 3D worlds in 90s gaming. We'll talk about its history and current context, as well as invite the audience to play these games at stations set up throughout the theater.

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Having a Cigarette with Alvaro Siza

Seattle premiere!

Introduction by Jerry Garcia, Principal at Olson-Kundig

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Apr 15

(Iain Dilthey, Germany, 2016, 52 min)

What is architecture? What can architecture do? What is your architectural position? What is your design method? Iain Dilthey's film listens to architect, socialist, and passionate smoker Álvaro Siza's meditations on these questions.

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Graphic Means: A History of Graphic Design Production

*APRIL 15 SCREENING SOLD OUT -- ENCORE SCREENING ON APRIL 26 ADDED!* Buy Tickets Now >

World premiere! Director in attendance!

Reception at 6pm; Beyond This Point conversation with Director/Producer Briar Levit at 7pm

Sponsored by Civilization

Apr 15 - Apr 26

(Briar Levit, US, 2017, 84 min)

Graphic Means is a journey through the transformative Mad Men-era of pre-digital design production to the advent of the desktop computer. It explores the methods, tools, and evolving social roles that gave rise to the graphic design industry as we know it today.

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Making Design Move: Storytelling, Data Viz, UX and more

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Moderated by Steve Jablonsky, Creative Director for Intentional Futures

Apr 16

A discussion about how animation expands the ability of designers to test their thinking, prove their concepts and go beyond the more static illustrative application of their work.

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Fail Again. Fail Better: A Conversation on Artistic Failure

Free event! Happy hour at 6pm!

Moderated by Artist Trust Program Director Brian McGuigan

Apr 19

In a culture where likes, comments, and retweets are currency, good news spreads fast, but we rarely hear of the bad: the dark days when an artists project falls apart, or their practice bottoms out. In this conversation, artists Valerie Curtis-Newton, Sheila Klein, Peter Mountford, and Ahamefule Oluo share their stories of failure, how they coped when they almost lost hope, and what they did to turn the trainwrecks into success.

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Puget Soundtrack: Hair and Space Museum presents THX 1138

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D
J Explorateur at 7pm in the lobby!

Apr 20

(George Lucas, US, 1971, 88 min)

"THX 1138 presents an aesthetically immersive pastiche of a sterile techno-dystopia that predates its more famous successors Blade Runner, Tron, and Logan's Run. Attempting to explore the terrain of self-discovery in the context of a totalitarian consumer/surveillance society, the film is a flawed yet charming product of its time, and its particular failures and blind spots are as instructive as its successes." - David Golightly

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The Seattle Process with Brett Hamil

Happy hour at 7pm!

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Apr 21

For this show we've got Washington State Solicitor General Noah Purcell, a.k.a. the guy who trounced Trump's Muslim Ban in federal court—twice! He's a Beacon Hill native, Franklin High School grad and UW alum, so we'll talk about his heroic work fighting fascism and his roots in the 206.

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HyperNormalisation

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Apr 22

(Adam Curtis, UK, 2016, 166 min)

British filmmaker Adam Curtis digs into the concept of the “post-truth world.” Simply put, it is easier to give up on addressing the problems of the “real” world in favor of creating a simpler model of the world (or any other profoundly complex system) whose problems are easier to “solve.”

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