SJFF 2022 – BLOCK 11 – Tipping Point [Hybrid]

Watch online: Sep. 28 – Oct. 2

Watch in person: Oct. 2 at 1:30pm

In-person tickets

$13 General Admission
$10 Student/Child/Senior
$7 Member

Virtual tickets

$5 – $25 Sliding Scale

Festival passes

$50 – $125 Sliding Scale

Festival Passes grant access to BOTH virtual AND in-person film programs!
Individual Tickets are available, as well, but are for EITHER virtual-only OR in-person-only access.

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Ticketing, concessions, cinemas, restrooms, and our public edit lab are located on Northwest Film Forum’s ground floor, which is wheelchair accessible. All doors in Northwest Film Forum are non-motorized, and may require staff assistance to open. Our upstairs workshop room is not wheelchair accessible.

We have a limited number of assistive listening devices available for programs hosted in our larger theater, Cinema 1. These devices are maintained by the Technical Director, and can be requested at the ticketing and concessions counter. Also available at the front desk is a Sensory Kit you can borrow, which includes a Communication Card, noise-reducing headphones, and fidget toys.

The Forum does NOT have assistive devices for the visually impaired, and is not (yet) a scent-free venue. Our commitment to increasing access for our audiences is ongoing, and we welcome all public input on the subject!

If you have additional specific questions about accessibility at our venue, please contact our Patron Services Manager at Our phone number (206-329-2629) is voicemail-only, but we check it often.

Made possible due to a grant from Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, in partnership with Sensory Access, our Sensory Access document presents a visual and descriptive walk-through of the NWFF space. View it in advance of attending an in-person event at, in order to prepare yourself for the experience.

⚠️ 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.

Read more about NWFF’s policies regarding cleaning, masks, and capacity limitations here.

Tipping Point

World Premiere!
(Jon Meyer, US, 2021, 88 min, in English)

In the summer of 2020, amid a global pandemic and political unrest, demonstrations erupted worldwide following the murder of George Floyd. Portland became the focus of media attention for its intense, prolonged demonstrations against systemic racism and police brutality. Oregon’s racist roots set the stage for Portland to become a central battleground for leftist activists and far right extremist groups, and a training ground for violence that culminated in the January 6th U.S. capitol attack.

Tipping Point reaches for a deeper, depoliticized look at Portland’s headline-making reckoning. Through never-before-seen footage and exclusive interviews with Portlanders on the ground, Tipping Point humanizes their struggle while allowing Portland’s story to serve as a mirror for all of America – the past that brought us here and the future we must choose.

Header photo credit: Crowds of protesters in Portland, as pictured in Tipping Point, dir. Jon Meyer

FAQ: How do I watch online?
FAQ: How do I watch in-person?
  • Purchase your ticket through Brown Paper Tickets; come to the show!
  • You can also purchase a ticket on the day of the screening at Northwest Film Forum’s box office (1515 12th Ave, Seattle).
  • If you have purchased a Hybrid or In-Person-Only Festival Pass, we’ll be able to look you up at Will Call by the name you purchased under.

Screens with:

To Repair 修理

(Erin Shigaki, US, 2021, 5 min, in English)

In a moment of extreme division within the United States, a Japanese American artist creates work that honors the family story of a Black American friend alongside that of her own community. In doing so, she reveals how the two communities’ rhyming reparations movements and histories can create deep solidarity and healing.

Black Action Figures

West Coast Premiere!
(Dave Steck, US, 2022, 7 min, in English)

A short documentary about representation, connection and the power of seeing yourself included in popular culture. It features Duro Wicks sharing some of his personal doll collection and talking about his motivation, process and passion to find and collect Black action figures.

Remember Me

(Ron McCants, US, 2021, 25 min, in English)

Inspired by true events from Springfield, MO, a man who is haunted by the victims of lynchings and unsolved hangings in America and creates a machine to erase trauma from DNA is forced to redefine his identity and confront historic trauma when his machine breaks and an African war goddess beckons him.

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Presented by the Social Justice Film Institute, Northwest Film Forum, and the Meaningful Movies Project, the 2022 Social Justice Film Festival is a celebration of the power of people and film to push for change within their homes and communities.

⚠️ Please note: NWFF patrons will be required to wear masks that cover both nose and mouth while in the building. We are not currently checking vaccination cards.

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Northwest Film Forum
1515 12th Ave,

Seattle, WA 98122

206 329 2629

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