Local Sightings 2019 - Opening Night: How It Feels Film Premiere, Dancing & Karaoke Afterparty!
Fri Sep 20: 9.30pm - Dance Party & Karaoke
* SPECIAL EVENT PRICING! for short film program and Q&A panel featuring visiting filmmakers!
$13 NWFF Member
* All-ages dance afterparty begins at 9:30pm, featuring a DJ set from WD4D in NWFF’s lobby, plus karaoke in the cinemas, co-presented with NFFTY and TeenTix. Entry for afterparty is by donation, serving as a a fundraiser for all three youth-serving organizations! No one is turned away for lack of funds. Everyone is encouraged to attend! *
Film screening is co-presented by STG.
How it Feels (World Premiere)
(Amy O’Neal & Kyle Seago, Seattle, WA, 2019, 37 min)
How it Feels follows the tour, evolution, and closing of Amy O’Neal’s eighth acclaimed evening length show, Opposing Forces. Opposing Forces explores fears of feminine qualities in our culture through the masculine dance form of Breaking with five world-renowned B-boys from Seattle.
Post-screening Q&A to follow, hosted by local dancer and choreographer Dani Tirrell, featuring:
- Choreographer Amy O’Neal
- Cinematographer Kyle Seago
- Lighting Designer Amiya Brown
- Composer/music producer Waylon WD4D Dungan
- Dancers from Opposing Forces: Fever One, Michael O’Neal Jr., Alfredo “Free” Vergara, Mozes Lateef Saleem, Brysen Angeles, Robert Eyerman
The New Romantic: A Mood Film
(Quintin Allen Bell, Seattle, WA, 2019, 12 min)
The New Romantic: A Mood Film is a visual story of romance, longing, and seduction. Inspired by music written and performed by Alana Belle (produced by Brady James) the film utilizes the languages of cinema to explore one woman’s experience through two intimate relationships- one, with the object of her desire, the other, with herself.
Street Loop (World Premiere)
(Hanan Hassan, Seattle, WA, 2 min)
A short music video about persevering regardless of fear, poverty, and inhibitions. Shot entirely on an iPhone.
Back to Festival Catalog:
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.