Moving History – The Queercrow Archive vol. 2 [In-Person Only]

This event took place on Jun 15, 2024

$14 General Admission
$10 Student/Child/Senior
$7 NWFF/Scarecrow Members

various directors
1h 30m
Series - Moving History


Among Scarecrow Video’s vast physical media archive one will find shelves loaded with VHS-only treasures: analog releases of feature films, instructional videos, DIY presentations, and all manner of cultural ephemera that never made the leap to digital formats. With the archivists at Moving Image Preservation of Puget Sound, Scarecrow has been working to digitize these releases and preserve these irreplaceable objects of our cultural heritage.

When MIPoPS received its first boxes of videotapes from Scarecrow to digitize, they were loaded with rare artifacts of our queer history, including decades of Seattle-specific memories: 30-year-old footage of Neighbors, R Place, and clubs of days long past; lesbian buddy-detective films that look suspiciously like they were shot in the offices of The Stranger; interviews with attendees of an International Association of Gay and Lesbian Square Dance Clubs convention; and so much more.

Seattle’s queer roots run deep, and in its 35 years, Scarecrow has absorbed a share of that history. Come prepared to be enchanted and enlightened as we dive into this newly digitized treasure trove and present some highlights of queer culture from Seattle and around the globe.

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⚠️ COVID-19 Policies ⚠️

NWFF patrons will be required to wear masks that cover both nose and mouth while in the building. Disposable masks are available at the door for those who need them. We are not currently checking vaccination cards. Recent variants of COVID-19 readily infect and spread between individuals regardless of vaccination status.

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Thank you 4Culture!

Thank you 4Culture!

This program is made possible thanks to 4Culture, whose Collections Care grant helps King County’s archivists, librarians, and historians protect the objects that make up our shared history.

About Moving Image Preservation of Puget Sound (MIPoPS)

Ever wonder what kind of video treasures are sequestered in the depths of places like MOHAI, the Wing Luke Museum, or Seattle Art Museum? Moving Image Preservation of Puget Sound (or MIPoPS – pronounced mee-pops) works with your favorite local libraries, museums, and archives to digitize the video treasures hidden in their collections. They have U-matics, Betacam, DVCAM, LaserDiscs, VHS tapes, and more – and MIPoPS has the equipment and know-how to bring those old formats back to life. Founded in 2013, MIPoPS is a tiny non-profit with a large reach. They have partnered with heritage organizations all over Puget Sound to help make the region’s video heritage accessible again.



📼 Find out more about MIPoPS at
📼 Watch past screenings on their YouTube Channel
📼 Browse hundreds of videos they’ve digitized on their Internet Archive collection
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1515 12th Ave,

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