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Young Lakota

Free screening!
Co-presented with Longhouse Media
Co-directors Marion Lipschutz & Rose Rosenblatt, and women's advocate Cecelia Fire Thunder in attendance!

Nov 23

(Marion Lipschutz & Rose Rosenblatt, United States, 60 min)

Young Lakota is a uniquely sensitive documentary portrayal of bright young people finding their way during a tumultuous political season on the Pine Ridge Reservation, that hinges on reproductive rights and tribal sovereignty. The film follows the surprising highs and lows of the statewide referendum on abortion, a divisive tribal election, and three youth who find themselves thrust into the political fight. 

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Sugar and Skyjelly: Short Films and Live Music

Director Sarah Jane Lapp in attendance!
Live performance by Skyjelly to follow screening!
Sponsored by the Washington Composers Forum!

Nov 23

"What about the relationship between sweetness and power?" Sarah Jane Lapp's personal essay film Sweetface probes the shadows of sugar and labor, love and power. Tonight's screening is paired with Third Shift by Anthony Simon, where two former sugar refinery workers revisit the building 10 years after its closure. Psycho-blues-noise outfit Skyjelly will play a concert after the screening.

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Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People

Pre-screening introductions:

Nov 21: Michelle Dunn Marsh, Executive Director, Photographic Center Northwest

Nov 22: Zorn B. Taylor, Photographer

Nov 21 - Nov 26

(Thomas Allen Harris, United States, 2014, DCP, 92 min)

Part of a multimedia project that traces the history of African-American photography, Thomas Allen Harris’s Through a Lens Darkly explores how African American communities have used the medium of photography to construct political, aesthetic, and cultural representations of themselves and their world. 

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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. 

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Series

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!

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Programs

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.

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