Unstreamable – The Linguini Incident [In-Person Only]

This event took place Jun 5 - Jun 9, 2024

$14 General Admission
$10 Student/Child/Senior
$7 NWFF Member

Richard Shepard
1h 38m
Series - Unstreamable

Visiting Artist

** Unstreamable’s Jas Keimig and Chase Burns will introduce the June 5th screening! **


(Richard Shepard, US, 1991, 98 min, in English)

Has anyone ever heard of this movie? David Bowie is the lead! And he’s pretty good in it!

Forever, The Linguini Incident has only been available on a few rare VHS tapes. We watched it years ago thanks to a copy at Scarecrow Video, though the tape’s quality was booty. But now we’re in luck – The Linguini Incident is getting re-released as a director’s cut, and we’re excited to premiere it with all of you at the Forum this June.

It’s a comedy about a strange man from the UK who needs to get a Green Card ASAP (played by Bowie) and an eccentric woman who is trying – unsuccessfully – to be a professional escape artist (Rosanna Arquette). The cast is a bunch of proto-hipsters who live in New York City in the early ’90s. They all work at a surreal restaurant that displays a giant Salvador Dalí clock and makes its waitstaff wear uniforms made of silver lamé. It’s got A Fish Called Wanda vibes, but without the British slapstick comedy. It’s funny, odd, and deserving to be re-seen.

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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.

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 suji@nwfilmforum.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.

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Northwest Film Forum
1515 12th Ave,

Seattle, WA 98122

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