Local Sightings 2019 - Duets (Shorts Program)
$13 General Admission
The richness of cinema and humanity, distilled through relationships between two people.
Shoot the Moon
(William Rowe, Portland, OR, 8 min)
Max and Sam are two brothers who can’t agree on anything, but when Max’s ambitions to fly to the moon in a cardboard box puts the two in danger, it’s up to older brother Sam to get them home safely.
(Brendan Prost, Toronto, ON, 13 min)
At a moment of mutual desperation, two restless souls in different Northwest cities match online and come face-to-face in the small town of Bellingham.
(Christian Leonard, Seattle, WA, 6 min)
A teenager and her mother await the results of a pregnancy test.
The Still Life of Annika Myers
(Matthew Blecha, Victoria, BC, 17 min)
When the elderly Dutch immigrant Annika discovers the location of a lost family treasure, she risks breaking the law and a treasured friendship in order to reclaim her heritage.
Lions in Waiting
(Jason Karman, Vancouver, BC, 17 min)
The newest member of a minor league hockey team struggles to fit in, both on and off the ice.
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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.