Local Sightings 2019 - After Dark: The Long Haul
$13 General Admission
Northwest Forum presents Local Sightings: After Dark, with three late-night programs throughout the festival!
The Long Haul
** Filmmakers in attendance! **
(Amy Enser, Seattle, WA, 84 min)
Magic Mike meets The Full Monty in this experimental documentary featuring six “average joes” as they reinvent the limited male revue staples such as Chippendales and Thunder from Down Under. The result is the Buckaroos—a theatrical cowboy western variety show. Beneath the cowboy hats and bedazzled thongs, the documentary explores themes of masculinity and sexuality through the vulnerabilities of each Buckaroo.
“I feel like there’s just so many ways to come at this movie, because it’s fun. You have people who are interested in gender, LGBTQ, or dance/performance. But I think, ultimately, people just have a really good time watching it, and that always is what people come back to with it. It’s something that makes you feel good. That’s really needed for a lot of people when they’re going to watch something. They want to walk away … “There’s a doc, and I walk away feeling happy about life, and it’s amazing.” – Amy Enser, Seattle Gay Scene
You Don't Nomi precedes The Long Haul in a risqué back-to-back dance double feature. Both films are a part of Local Sightings: After Dark!
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Presented by Seattle’s Northwest Film Forum, the 22nd Annual Local Sightings Film Festival (September 20-29, 2019) showcases the growing complexity of creative communities in the Pacific Northwest. Its 2019 edition 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.
Programmed closely with community partners as curators, the festival uplifts new talent, provides educational opportunities for youth and adults, supports the regional film industry, and promotes diverse media as a critical tool for public engagement.