Black Punk Weekend [In-Person Only]

March 29–31, 2024
at Northwest Film Forum
and Black & Tan Hall

Tickets and passes will be available soon


$120 Earlybird Sale!

Tickets to individual films at Northwest Film Forum:

$14 General Admission
$10 Student/Senior
$7 NWFF Member

Tickets to concerts at Black & Tan Hall:

$ TBA!

Series - Live Shows

Live Music




About the festival:

Black Punk Weekend centers around the documentary film Afropunk, and release of the book, Black Punk Now – both by James Spooner, who will be in attendance throughout the weekend.

Black Punk Weekend features live music performances and a James-curated collection of other impactful Black punk films. On the last day of the festival (Sunday), Black & Tan Hall will host the Black Punk Brunch, where we will honor local artist and punk pioneer Kimya Dawson with an award; Q&A to follow!

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Ticketing, concessions, cinemas, restrooms, and our public edit lab are located on Northwest Film Forum’s ground floor, which is wheelchair accessible. All doors in Northwest Film Forum are non-motorized, and may require staff assistance to open. Our upstairs workshop room is not wheelchair accessible.

The majority of seats in our main cinema are 21″ wide from armrest to armrest; some seats are 19″ wide. We are working on creating the option of removable armrests!

We have a limited number of assistive listening devices available for programs hosted in our larger theater, Cinema 1. These devices are maintained by the Technical Director, and can be requested at the ticketing and concessions counter. Also available at the front desk is a Sensory Kit you can borrow, which includes a Communication Card, noise-reducing headphones, and fidget toys.

The Forum does NOT have assistive devices for the visually impaired, and is not (yet) a scent-free venue. Our commitment to increasing access for our audiences is ongoing, and we welcome all public input on the subject!

If you have additional specific questions about accessibility at our venue, please contact our Patron Services Manager at Our phone number (206-329-2629) is voicemail-only, but we check it often.

Made possible due to a grant from Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, in partnership with Sensory Access, our Sensory Access document presents a visual and descriptive walk-through of the NWFF space. View it in advance of attending an in-person event at, in order to prepare yourself for the experience.

⚠️ NWFF COVID-19 Policy ⚠️

NWFF patrons will be required to wear masks that cover both nose and mouth while in the building. Disposable masks are available at the door for those who need them. We are not currently checking vaccination cards. Recent variants of COVID-19 readily infect and spread between individuals regardless of vaccination status.

Read more about NWFF’s policies regarding cleaning, masks, and capacity limitations here.

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⚠️ Black & Tan Hall COVID-19 Policy ⚠️

Program Highlights:

Screening of James Spooner’s Afropunk

The critically acclaimed 2003 documentary Afropunk explores the intersection of music, culture, and activism within the Black (and often isolated) punk community. Screening followed by a Q&A with director James Spooner!

Live music at Black & Tan Hall

In keeping with the theme of cultural celebration, we plan to feature live music performances by local Black artists who embody the spirit of resilience and creativity. The music will span genres and eras, reflecting the diversity of Black musical expression. Featured artists: Re-Ignition and Black Ends!

At the Black Punk Brunch at Black & Tan, we will present an award to our honored guest Kimya Dawson.

Curated collection of Black revolutionary films

Throughout the weekend, we’ll be filling the Forum wall-to-wall with Black punk and revolutionary films, curated by James Spooner. Each film will include a guest speaker or panel discussion!

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Northwest Film Forum
1515 12th Ave,

Seattle, WA 98122

206 329 2629

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