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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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48 Hour Film Project Meetup

Free networking + screening event!

Jul 29

Join us for a night of networking, education and celebration of Seattle filmmaking. The Seattle 48 Hour Film Project is thrilled to team up with Northwest Film Forum to host a last-dash networking event and screening of some of the top 48 Hour Films from recent years. Come by for happy hour to round out your team, get attached to a team, or maybe even start a team of your own. We’ll also be screening a handful of award-winning films to show you what makes for a great 48 Hour Film.

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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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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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