Now Showing

Pioneers of African-American Cinema

Special screening for Film Forum members and Scarecrow $100+ members only!

Jul 27

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.



Puget Soundtrack: Fungal Abyss presents The Devils

Live score!

Jul 28

(Ken Russell, UK, 1971)

Seattle's Fungal Abyss adds another layer of spooky psychedelia to Ken Russell's The Devils, a dramatic historical horror film already heady with disturbingly violent, sexual, and religious content.



LIGHTHOUSE: An Evening With Paul Clipson

Live performance by Liz Harris of Grouper!

Jul 29

(Paul Clipson, US, 2009-15, 16mm, 78 min)

Paul Clipson is a San Francisco-based filmmaker who often collaborates with sound artists and musicians on films, live performances, and installations. His Super-8 and 16mm films utilize chance-based processes to encourage unplanned results while aiming to bring to light visual preoccupations that reveal themselves through a stream of consciousness workflow. Each combines densely layered, in-camera edited studies of figurative and abstract environments.




Jul 29 - Jul 31

(Ondi Timoner, US, 2004, 35mm, 107 min)

Timoner’s fascinating documentary is the stuff of rock n' roll dreams and nightmares, an entirely entertaining tale of outsized egos, temper tantrums, substance abuse and creative differences. At the heart of Dig! are The Brian Jonestown Massacre and The Dandy Warhols, two bands whose industry highs and lows polarize them against one another as popularity, camaraderie and idealism snowball into fame, mistrust and disenchantment.



Chicagoland Shorts Vol. 2

Jul 30

Chicagoland Shorts Vol. 2 is the latest installment in a series that celebrates the vastness of the Chicago experience. This 90-minute program brings together the best of experimental, dance, narrative, and documentary short films from a diverse range of perspectives and joins them into one expansive, rich and engaging evening of cinema.



Speculation Nation

 Filmmakers in attendance!

Jul 31

(Sabine Gruffat & Bill Brown, US, 2014, 74 min)

Real estate speculators destroyed Spain’s economy in the 2007 global financial crisis, and now ordinary Spanish citizens occupy empty buildings and speculate about new ways to live.



Special Events

Free events

Scour our calendar for regular free and extra-affordable events for Seattle film lovers. Have you checked out Framing Pictures? We have the best film critic chat in town. 



Children's Film Festival Seattle

See the world and feed your mind at the ninth annual Children's Film Festival Seattle, the largest film festival on the West Coast for kids and their families. The fun starts on January 23!




Music Movies

The Film Forum has some of the strongest music film programming in the country - come enjoy live music performance, music documentaries, soundscapes + multimedia and everything in between.