Springtime with Jacques – Donkey Skin [In-Person Only]
$14 General Admission
$7 NWFF/AF Members
(Jacques Demy, France, 1970, 90 min, in French with English subtitles)
Jacques Demy brings the classic French fairy tale by Charles Perrault to life in his shimmering, technicolor fantasy adaptation. Demy leans into his love for satire and all things beautiful, making a film that would stand to influence filmmakers for years to come, including Anna Biller, director of The Love Witch.
Continuing her working relationship with Demy, Catherine Deneuve returns as a princess who takes the untrodden path to escape being married to her own father. With the help of the ethereal and elegant lilac fairy, the princess is encouraged to embark on a journey of independence.
In spite of the looming threat of father-daughter betrothal, practical effects and dreamy cinematography instantly transport viewers into a whimsical world of medieval love and cat couches!
Images on this page courtesy of Janus Films.
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.
The majority of seats in our main cinema are 21″ wide from armrest to armrest; some seats are 19″ wide. We are working on creating the option of removable armrests!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 bit.ly/nwffsocialnarrativepdf, in order to prepare yourself for the experience.
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.
** Co-presented by Alliance Française de Seattle **
AF Seattle members receive the NWFF member discount on tickets for this series: $7 each!
ABOUT AF SEATTLE:
AFSeattle is a dynamic educational and cultural nonprofit organization which has been promoting the French language and Francophone cultures through diverse programs in the Puget Sound area since 1987. It is part of an international network of over 800 Alliances Françaises around the globe. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit incorporated in the state of Washington, it operates in collaboration with many local, regional, and international partners in the cultural, artistic, and educational fields.
With over 700 members and over 1700 enrollments every year, we are one of the leading French language and culture centers in the PNW. Join our community! afseattle.org