Pacific Wonders: Nontheatrical Films From the Northwest

Mar 20, 2014

16mm prints!

Before Gus Van Sant, Kelly Reichardt and David Lynch made the Pacific Northwest known for hustlers, dreamers and weirdos, thousands of amateur and professional filmmakers filmed their own visions of the region. Made with the intention of screening them in homes, workplaces, schools and institutions, these films collectively represent a visual history of the region. 

Pacific Wonders features films on architecture, design and the environment in the Pacific Northwest. Titles include Comin' Home Baby, a city symphony made in Seattle in 1968, and In Partnership with Time, a 1981 documentary on the historic preservation movement, produced by the Tacoma-based educational filmmakers Ruth and Louis Kirk. Films courtesy of the Oregon Historical Society and the University of Washington. 

Sponsored by the Nontheatrical Film and Media Scholarly Interest Group of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies, with additional support from the Urban Studies, Silent Cinema Cultures, and Media and Environment Scholarly Interest Groups.

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