Local Sightings 2019 - As the Earth Turns w/ Musa Acuminata
$13 General Admission
As the Earth Turns
(Richard Lyford, 1938, US, 45 min)
Earth, 1938! The planet is being rocked by devastating climate events. The great nations are at war. And a shadowy figure known as PAX is issuing apocalyptic missives. Two fearless reporters are determined to uncover the identity of the mystery man and expose his nefarious plot, even as their fate–and the world’s–is in peril. No, this grandiose vision was not filmed on a Hollywood backlot: it was shot in Seattle in 1937, under the supervision of precocious backyard auteur Richard H. Lyford. Unfinished and unseen for eight decades, As the Earth Turns has finally been completed and remastered, and the present moment could not be more suitable to witness Lyford’s D.I.Y. Sci-Fi epic.
Screens with... Musa Acuminata
(Julian Beltran, 2019, Seattle, WA, 6 min)
An otherworldly visitor becomes engaged with a common human activity.
Musa Acuminata is a short film created under Blanket Fort Film’s Aperture program.
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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.