Earshot Jazz Films

Earshot Jazz Films


Once again Northwest Film Forum partners with Earshot Jazz to present excellent films about the art of jazz. Join us on October 26th & November 4th for screenings.


The Jazz Loft According to W. Eugene Smith

Seattle premiere!

Oct 26, 2016

(Sara Fishko, US, 2016, 87 min)

Between 1957 and 1965 in New York, dozens of jazz musicians jam night after night in a dilapidated Sixth Avenue loft, not realizing that much of what they play and say to each other is being captured on audio tape and in still pictures by the gentle and unstable genius, former LIFE Magazine photographer W. Eugene Smith, who lives in the loft space next door.



Cool Cats

Nov 03, 2016

(Janus Køster-Rasmussen, Denmark, 2015, 83 min)

Cool Cats tells the story of jazz giants Ben Webster and Dexter Gordon, who are forced by the fierce political climate of 1960s America to relocate to Denmark. Their presence in Copenhagen turns the city into a bustling jazz oasis, but the demons they hoped to leave in America are not so easily shaken.