Local Sightings 2020 – Artist Spotlight: Danny Denial's CONDiTiONER

View this program on-demand
Sep. 18–27, 2020

Viewing Party on FB+Vimeo
Sep. 23 at 6:00pm PDT

Zoom Filmmaker Q&A*
Sep. 23 at 7:00pm PDT


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** Co-presented with The Vera Project **

Join filmmaker and musician Danny Denial for a screening of CONDiTiONER, a surreal short film about a dysphoric musician who takes a mysterious drug that erases his identity and gets caught in a bisexual love triangle with his two best friends. Paired with a special curation of content by Seattle musicians/visual artists which were involved in the film or inspired it.

* Viewing party will take place on this page or via NWFF’s Facebook page on Sep. 23 at 6pm; all ticketholders will receive access to Zoom Q&A at 7pm with:

Featured in this program:


(Danny Denial, Seattle, WA, 2020, 30 min)

A dysphoric musician caught in a bisexual love triangle with his two best friends takes a mysterious drug that erases his identity in this surreal short film from Seattle musician Danny Denial.

About the Filmmaker:

Danny Denial

Danny Denial is a Seattle-based musician and filmmaker listed as the “POC of the Queer/Punk Alternative Scene To Watch” in Status Magazine and one of the “8 Punkest Bands On the Planet Right Now” in Afropunk, as well as highlighted in NPR and The Seattle Times with his band Dark Smith. His first feature film, Kill me to death, was selected for the 43rd Portland International Film Festival.

Co-presented with The Vera Project!

Co-presented with The Vera Project!

Vera is really excited to Co-Present Danny Denial: CONDiTiONER. Danny is an active and important member of the Seattle music community and we are so excited to continue to help support their art endeavours.

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Local Sightings Film Festival 2020 [Online]

Presented by Seattle’s Northwest Film Forum, the 23rd Annual Local Sightings Film Festival [Online] virtually showcases creative communities from throughout the Pacific Northwest. The 2020 program, which runs from September 18-27, features a competitive selection of curated shorts and feature film programs, inviting regional artists to experiment, break, and remake popular conceptions around filmmaking and film exhibition.

Local Sightings 2020 champions emerging and established talent, supports the regional film industry, and promotes diverse media as a critical tool for public engagement. This year’s festival also celebrates NWFF’s 25th Anniversary as an organization.


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