The Get Together [Online]

No upcoming dates for The Get Together! Stay tuned.

Sliding-scale, pay-what-you-can, $0–25. All proceeds benefit our artist services programs and help us bring future filmmakers to the Forum!

Duration: 1h 30m


The Get Together [Online] is a gathering for film and media-makers!

With a short or feature film as its spotlight point of discussion, The Get Together allows for participants to be in community with one another (and often the filmmakers and/or film subjects), to discuss everything from a film’s artistic style and technical execution to philosophical concepts and symbolic underpinnings.

During the closure of our physical space, this event will be hosted online via Zoom. Register to get meeting details!

If you would like to share work at a future event, please email

Past Get Togethers:

May 26, 2021 - The Paper Tigers writer-director Bao Tran

Three martial artists—notorious in their prime as “the three tigers”—have grown into middle-aged men, one kick from a pulled muscle. But after their teacher’s murder, they must juggle dead-end jobs, dad duties, and old grudges to avenge him.

The Paper Tigers plays May 7 – Aug. 6, 2021, in our virtual cinema!

Mentored early on by master action director Corey Yuen, Bao was instilled with an approach to action that doesn’t rely solely on spectacle, but also draws on story and character. His editing credits include Cho Lon, one of Southeast Asia’s highest-budgeted action blockbusters, and Jackpot, a heartfelt comedy selected as Vietnam’s official entry to the 2016 Oscars for Best Foreign Film. His first directorial feature The Paper Tigers garnered praise from Collider as “an impressive feature debut with confident command of the narrative and action alike, it’s an absolutely lovely time at the movies.”

Trailer for The Paper Tigers:

April 19, 2021 – Cadence artist-in-residence Natachi Mez

Cadence: Video Poetry Festival (April 16-25) approaches video poetry as a literary genre presented as visual media that makes new meaning from the combination of text and moving image. Featuring screenings, an artist residency, generative workshops for youth and adults, and juried awards, the festival fosters critical and creative growth around the medium of video poetry.

The Cadence Artist-in-Residence program provides resources and tools for the development of a new video poem to screen at the 2021 festival! Purchase tickets for the festival, then RSVP for this discussion on April 19.

Natachi Mez (she/her) is an Igbo, Nigerian-American writer, performer, and emcee from the Sacramento area in California. Natachi is a two time finalist at the College Union Poetry Slam Invitational (CUPSI), and has featured at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Oberlin College, as well as at venues in Accra, Copenhagen, and Istanbul.

Natachi facilitates dynamic experiences that deepen audience engagement and celebrate community voice. Natachi has worked with youth communities and people who are incarcerated to engage writing and rapping as tools of empowerment. She has facilitated writing and performance workshops at Tufts University, Rutgers University, Rikers Island, and more.

Natachi graduated from Columbia University with a BA in Computer Science, and works as Business Program Manager, focusing on community building, communications, intercultural awareness, and design.

You can find Natachi’s words featured or forthcoming in Interstellar Flight Magazine, Unplug Mag, Gumbo Magazine, Breadcrumbs Magazine, Write About Now, or on instagram

March 22, 2021 – Potato Dreams w/ director Wes Hurley & crew

Wes Hurley’s autobiographical dark comedy about a young boy growing up in the collapsing USSR, his courageous mail-order bride mother, and their adventurous escape to Seattle in the ’90s! Full of unexpected twists, the film is an immigrant’s take on the American Dream and the power of cinema, proving that life is often stranger than fiction.

Premiering at SXSW 2021, March 16–20! Purchase a ticket for the film, then RSVP for this discussion on February 22.

Director Wes Hurley, Producer Mischa Jakupcak, Composers Catherine Joy and Joshua Kohl, Costume Designer Harmony Arnold, and Assistant Director / Executive Producer Sarah Crowe will be in conversation with Northwest Film Forum’s Executive Director Vivian Hua, but participants are encouraged to bring your questions and comments!

February 22, 2021 - A Glitch in the Matrix w/ director Rodney Ascher & film subject Emily Pothast

What if we are living in a simulation, and the world as we know it is not real? To tackle this mind-bending idea, acclaimed filmmaker Rodney Ascher (Room 237, The Nightmare) uses a noted speech from Philip K. Dick to dive down the rabbit hole of science, philosophy, and conspiracy theory. Leaving no stone unturned in exploring the unprovable, the film uses contemporary cultural touchstones like The Matrix, interviews with real people shrouded in digital avatars, and a wide array of voices, expert and amateur alike.

Screening through February 28, 2021! Purchase a ticket for the film, then RSVP for this discussion on February 22.

November 16, 2020 - NEWCOMER: A Seattle Hip-Hop Mixtape w/ director Gary Campbell

Join us to talk about the film, and the process of making it. NEWCOMER is an intimate documentary film that is an introduction to Seattle’s vibrant hip-hop underground, assembled from hundreds of tiny performance clips into a single, continuous concert mosaic. The film was shot and edited by Canadian multimedia artist, journalist, and filmmaker Gary Campbell. For the past eight years, he’s been documenting the distinctive hip-hop culture of the Pacific Northwest through writing, photography, video, ‘zines, and events. He’s the Creative Director of the Crane City Music collection, an essential listening library of Seattle hip-hop on wax.

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