Programs Archive

Family Frames

2013-2014 PROGRAM

The Film Forum offers year-round programming to delight and dazzle family audiences. Quarterly film screenings include award-winning features and shorts, historically important children's films, director retrospectives, documentaries from around the globe, interdisciplinary programs (including performances of new scores for classic silent films) and exciting hands-on workshops for young filmgoers and filmmakers.

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Search & Rescue

Search and Rescue is a quarterly public investigation designed to showcase discarded archives of over 7000 films de-accessioned from educational institutions and donated by private collectors. Ranging from political propaganda to educational reels to scientific documents to the unclassifiable, this collection is full of surprises, accidental poetry, intentional mistakes and random moments of enlightenment.

Search & Rescue offes the greatest commodity in cinema today, the unexpected. 

To read the article "Archiving the Future" by Andy Spletzer, please click here.

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Required Viewing

We're excited to kick off a new program of classes for filmgoers and makers interested in broadening their knowledge of cinemas' 115-year history.  Take a look at past course offerings, and see what's currently going on here.

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Third Eye Cinema

Third Eye Cinema is a quarterly film program dedicated to experimental film and direct animation. Each program features films from up and coming filmmakers along with long established legends of the field. The screenings are followed by a Q&A session with the filmmakers. 

Films are  screened in super 8, 16, & 35mm there will also be a small very small amount screened on Video. If you wish to submit your work you may do so by simply sending a VHS or DVD pre screening copy of your work for consideration. Please contact Luke Sieczek for more information.

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Indigenous Showcase

Northwest Film Forum partners with Longhouse Media to present this ongoing series showcasing emerging talents in indigenous communities. This exciting program exemplifies how Native American and indigenous filmmakers are at the forefront of the industry, successfully establishing a dialogue and creating images that are challenging and changing long established cultural attitudes towards indigenous culture.

Indigenous Showcase is made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Washington State Arts Commission.

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You're Lookin' at Country

Join us for a rollicking second edition of You’re Lookin’ at Country, featuring rarely seen footage of country music giants in their heyday, narrated by Texas troubadour and celebrated Sirius Radio “Outlaw Country” DJ, Dallas Wayne. Wayne will transport you to a bygone era filled with big hair, Nudie suits, jamborees, and cheerful songs about alcoholism, despair, family feuds, murder, and couples in trouble. This program will feature such greats as Hank, George, Porter, Johnny, Willie, Buck, and Loretta, singing a blissful mix of high lonesome and down dirty. The film presentation will be followed by a short live performance by Wayne, whose songs will not only take you back to the glory days of country music, but also give you hope for its future. Refreshments available.
Tickets $10/NWFF members, $12/general
“Wayne has one of the best honky–tonk voices in America today... If Nashville still valued grit and twang this guy would be a major star.” –Radney Foster,
“Missouri–born Dallas Wayne is to hardcore honky–tonk what 100 proof corn whisky is to hard liquor. Wayne’s sterling originals shine with exquisit hillbilly wit and poetry.” Bob Allen,


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The Sprocket Society’s Secret Sunday Matinee

This fall, NWFF revives the classic weekend matinee! Every Sunday afternoon, thrill to a new cliffhanger episode of Flash Gordon Conquers The Universe, perhaps the greatest movie serial ever made! PLUS a different classic (or just fun) feature every week! What features? That’s the secret! But count on high adventure, monsters, distant worlds, and special surprises! PLUS cartoons and shorts! What better way to spend a rainy autumn Sunday?

Series passes available!

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