Bellingham Alternative Library – Cadence 2023: Indie Film Bazaar [In-Person Offsite]

Jun 2, 8pm PT – In-Person Only

$6–12 pay-what-you-can, no one turned away

This screening is presented by the Alternative Library and takes place at Flow Shala in Bellingham, WA (203 W Chestnut St Bellingham, WA 98225)


A showcase of independent films from local experimental filmmakers, featuring Cadence 2023 award winners!

$6–12 supports the filmmakers and the AltLib

Doors at 8:00pm
Screenings at 8:30pm

Featuring works from:
Elle Ramey Glasse
Sulai Lopez
Arnold Gallows
Moose Kinsey
Iris Christensen
Oliver Gibbons
and more!


Cadence films in this program:



In this adaptation of Georg Leß’s Anderkatt (The Haircut), two women converse through an uncanny amalgam of images and soundscapes. One is on an expedition; the other follows the expedition’s progress from afar.

(directors: Patricia Delso Lucas & Johanna Wagner, poet: Georg Leß, Belgium, 2022, 3 min, in English with no subtitles or captions)

🏆 Winner of the Adaptation/Ekphrasis Award at Cadence 2023! 🏆



A Black trans woman finds solace within her ancestral practices.

(director: Jamil Suleman, poet: Mei’lani Eyre, US, 2022, 2 min, in English with no subtitles or captions)

🏆 Winner of the Collaboration Award at Cadence 2023! 🏆

moto baby

moto baby

A love letter magnifying the intersection of transgender identity, nature, and motorcycles.

(director/poet: Awa-Moon, US, 2023, 4 min, in English with English subtitles)

🏆 Winner of the Poetry by Video Artists Award at Cadence 2023! 🏆

My Home Is (⠍⠽⠀⠓⠕⠍⠑⠀⠊⠎)

My Home Is (⠍⠽⠀⠓⠕⠍⠑⠀⠊⠎)

A homesick tribute to the fertile swamps, swaying palm fronds, and fond descriptions of the filmmaker’s Florida home, this film is alive with evocative language of the land’s humid spirit.

(director/poet: Ariana Simpson, 2023, 4 min, in English with hardcoded English text and Braille)

🏆 Winner of the Video by Poets Award at Cadence 2023! 🏆

You cannot remember your mother's voice

You cannot remember your mother's voice

A pair of hands folding origami objects learned in childhood embody the reflection on a mother’s voice that can no longer be heard.

(director/poet: Lin Li, United Kingdom, 2020, 4 min, in English with English subtitles)

🏆 Winner of the Wild Card Award at Cadence 2023! 🏆

About the Alternative Library

The Alternative Library offers a curated public book collection and is host to a wide array of events, including concerts, film screenings, workshops, and readings. Check out our events calendar to see what we’ve got coming up, and if you’d like to schedule an event, please read our booking guidelines and get in touch.

We also operate a small-press bookstore, with a selection of international independent publications, alongside books, zines, records, tapes and prints made by members of our community.

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