Do Not Go Gentle – The Living End [In-Person Only]

This event took place Dec 6 - Dec 10, 2023

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

Gregg Araki
1h 25m


(Gregg Araki, US, 1992/2008, 85 min, in English)

A postmodern story of amour fou propelled by a hardcore-industrial soundtrack, the seminal ’90s queer film The Living End centers on a dire relationship between a pair of young outcasts. The film’s first image, “Fuck The World” spraypainted on a graffiti-covered wall, pretty well sums up the state of mind of its two protagonists – Luke, a rootless hustler, and Jon, a freelance writer who learns that he’s HIV positive.

When Jon and Luke are thrown together by circumstance, they embark on a tempestuous love affair that takes them on the lam – away from a strange, hostile Los Angeles of lesbian serial killers, bizarre street people and vicious homophobes – into a desolate, quasi-surrealistic American Wasteland.

Synopsis and stills courtesy of Strand Releasing.

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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.

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Northwest Film Forum
1515 12th Ave,

Seattle, WA 98122

206 329 2629

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