JUNE 21 - 27, 2013
FRIDAY–THURSDAY AT 8PM
Welcome to year two of our series celebrating exciting new directions in documentary filmmaking. These docs are far removed from the flat, talking-head variety that dominated the landscape in the '70s and '80s. The buzzword these days is “hybrid,” and the films we're screening this year, more than ever, blur the edges of the genre. We're bringing together new work from innovative practitioners, who call into question the very nature of the documentary form. N-E-X D-O-C-S is an opportunity for discerning film lovers to explore the boundaries between the world we see and the world we make.
>> Buy a series pass and see all of the films in N-E-X D-O-C-S at a discount: $35/FilmF Forum Members, $55/General
It's an election year in Seattle, and the mayor's race is heating up. With an eye on civic duty, we’ve invited 2013 candidates for Seattle mayor to curate a series of cinematic examples that inspire their personal political style and philosophy. Presented right after the celebration of our nation’s birth, Mayoral Movies mends the fracture between art and civics by employing the town square format of civic dialogue (also in context of the change and development in the Capitol Hill neighborhood).
This public forum offers the chance for you to experience methods of communicating publicly that have long been considered "outdated." In an age when the relevancy of art in relation to society has become increasingly disjointed, Mayoral Movies provides a focused example of art in practice: this program promises to pack more punch than Limbaugh, Olbermann, or any episode of The Newsroom.
>> Buy a series pass and see all of the films in Mayoral Movies at a discount: $20/FilmF Forum Members, $30/General
JULY 19–24, 2013
This popular annual film and discussion program explores design and the moving image, celebrating multidisciplinary artists who transform our visual culture. ByDesign 13 showcases many Northwest premieres of new documentaries exploring bold design ideas, and portraits of the world re-imagined through creativity and technology. We'll feature the art and craft of motion graphics, a number of local special guest designers and artists, and innovative new short films and music videos from around the globe which utilize a diversity of approaches to set design in motion.
>> Buy a series pass and see all of the films in ByDesign at a discount: $40/Film Forum, ARCADE and AIGA Members, $60/General
>> Buy a series pass and see all of the films in Shintoho at a discount: $30/Film Forum Members, $50/General
>> We're featuring three special "Double Feature" programs during Shintoho, including Sold Into Prostitution (August 3 - 4), Tainted Love Rises from the Dead (August 5 - 6) and Busting Out of Bars (August 7 - 8). For Double Feature programs, you can both films in the feature at a special price: $9/Film Forum Members, $15/General.
MARCH 1–24, 2013 WEEKENDS (FRIDAYS–SUNDAYS)
Major support provided by Humanities Washington
Join us in March 2013 for four weekends of powerful film experiences, shared stories and in-depth conversation about race, cinema and history during L.A. Rebellion.
At a unique time and place in American history, a critical mass of filmmakers of African descent came to the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television to make movies and produced a rich, innovative, sustained, and intellectually rigorous body of work. Occasionally called the “Los Angeles School of Black Filmmakers,” this group of mostly unheralded artists created a unique cinematic landscape, over the course of two decades in the 1960s and 70s, as university students worked, mentored one another and passed the torch. The group's significance is far-reaching, with their emergence set in the aftermath of the Watts Uprising and against the backdrop of the continuing Civil Rights Movement and the escalating Vietnam War.
They came from Watts. They came from New York City. They came from throughout America or crossed an ocean from Africa. The filmmakers of the L.A. Rebellion achieved excellence while realizing a new possibility for “Black” cinema, one that explored and related to the real lives of Black communities in the U.S. and worldwide.
Special thanks to our Humanities Advisors Tamara Cooper and Ralina Joseph. Presented in association with UCLA Film & Television Archive and supported in part by grants from the Getty Foundation and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. The series is curated by Allyson Nadia Field, Jan-Christopher Horak, Shannon Kelley and Jacqueline Stewart.
- Get an L.A. Rebellion series pass and see the full month of movies at a major discount: $55 General / $35 Film Forum Members.
- You can also buy a pass for each weekend of the series à la carte: $15 General / $10 Film Forum Members.
"The LA Rebellion was a small number of black American filmmakers (many are now professors) who attended film school at UCLA and made films that were often experimental, often realistic, often beautiful, and often challenging. The main directors of this movement were Charles Burnett, Julie Dash, Haile Gerima, Larry Clark, and Billy Woodberry—and its most famous films are Killer of Sheep, Bush Mama, and Daughters of the Dust. Though these film are political and do address black American poverty and other social issues, they never explode into the masculine black rage of Spike Lee's cinema or lose sight of the deeper, far more complicated and human side of the black experience. . .Like jazz in the modern moment, or mid-20th-century black American novels, the LA Rebellion is above all an intellectual movement." —The Stranger
"A priceless cinematic time capsule of the African-American experience...Suffice it to say, this is easily the cinematic centerpiece of the sprawlingly momentous Pacific Standard Time project. It is as if some giant gap in our history has suddenly been filled in for us. It's only been a 30-year wait: Seize the chance." -LA Weekly