Strange Storytelling Hour – Isolation [Online]

This event took place on Sep 10, 2020

Sliding scale ticketing, $0–25
Jul–Sep Season Passes, $35–40
Proceeds support NWFF, Emmett, and the participating storytellers!



Northwest Film Forum is SCREENING ONLINE! NWFF’s physical space is temporarily closed in light of public health concerns around COVID-19, but community, dialogue, and education through media arts WILL persist.

• • HOW TO WATCH • •

  • Register for a ticket through Brown Paper Tickets.
  • 30 minutes before storytelling hour, NWFF will send a Zoom link and password to your registered e-mail address! (Don’t see it? Check your spam filter.)
  • If by showtime you do not receive an e-mail with details, please contact for a quick follow-up. (But please, check your spam!)

Visiting Artist

Participating storytellers in this event:

  • Carina Magyar (Comedian based in Austin, TX)
  • Jewells Blackwell (Actor, Weirdo Extraordinaire)
  • Nathalie Christmas (Director/Photographer)
  • Vanessa Meyer (Filmmaker, PhD in feelings)


Something strange is coming to the virtual world. In this multi-episode live event series presented by North Bend Film Fest and Northwest Film Forum, emerging storytellers will recount peculiar tales and bizarre happenings based on their own real life experiences. Each episode will feature a strange new theme and storytellers will be challenged to win over the audience with their storytelling skills. Audience Choice winners will be invited to participate in the official 2020 North Bend Film Festival storytelling hour this October!

This virtual event series will be hosted by Seattle-based storyteller, comedian and weirdo Emmett Montgomery — NBC’s Last Comic Standing, Seattle Weekly’s Best Comedian 2015, 2017, 2018 and host and curator of the community based “comedy” show Joketellers Union (with Brett Hamil) and the experimental basement/storytelling show The Magic Hat.

September 2020’s theme: ISOLATION. Whether it’s because of lockdowns or not, everyone has experienced some form of loneliness in their life. In this edition, we’ll hear real life experiences from storytellers where they’ve overcome or in some cases, were consumed by the feeling of solitude.

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1515 12th Ave,

Seattle, WA 98122

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